Jailbird



[jeyl-burd] /ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜrd/

noun
1.
a person who is or has been confined in ; convict or ex-convict.
/ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
a person who is or has been confined to jail, esp repeatedly; convict
n.

1610s, based on an image of a caged bird; from jail (n.) + bird (n.1).

noun

A convict or ex-convict (1618+)

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