birdie
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈbɝdi/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɜːdi/
Noun

birdie (plural birdies)

  1. (diminutive) A (little) bird; a birdling.
    Aw, that's a cute little birdie. Is it a budgie?
  2. (golf) The completion of a hole one stroke below par.
    He scored ten birdies during the tournament.
  3. (badminton) A shuttlecock.
  4. (Philippines, slang) A man's penis.
  5. (electronics) An electromagnetic signal generated from within an electronic device.
  6. (usually preceded by "the") A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle finger.
  7. (usually preceded by "the") A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle and index fingers.
Synonyms
  • (diminutive for bird) cocky
Related terms
  • watch the birdie
Translations Verb

birdie (birdies, present participle birdieing; past and past participle birdied)

  1. (intransitive, golf) To score a birdie.
    Sörenstam birdied to take the lead.
  2. (transitive, golf) To score a birdie at (a hole).
    Sörenstam birdied the seventeenth hole to take the lead.

Birdie
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
  2. An effective or child's term for any (small) bird. (1999: Oxford Dictionary of Slang, p. 130)



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