a little bird

a lit·tle bird
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lit-l burd]
    • /eɪ ˈlɪt l bɜrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lit-l burd]
    • /eɪ ˈlɪt l bɜrd/

Definitions of a little bird words

  • noun a little bird a (supposedly) unknown informant 3
  • noun a little bird any warm-blooded vertebrate of the class Aves, having a body covered with feathers, forelimbs modified into wings, scaly legs, a beak, and no teeth, and bearing young in a hard-shelled egg. 1
  • noun a little bird a fowl or game bird. 1
  • noun a little bird Sports. clay pigeon. a shuttlecock. 1
  • noun a little bird Slang. a person, especially one having some peculiarity: He's a queer bird. 1
  • noun a little bird Informal. an aircraft, spacecraft, or guided missile. 1

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Origin of a little bird

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English byrd, bryd, Old English brid(d) young bird, chick

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a little bird popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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