Definition of jailbird in English:

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jailbird

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒeɪlbəːd/

noun

informal
A person who is or has been in prison, especially a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly: I was an escaped jailbird
More example sentences
  • Well that's interesting, because certainly for those of us who remember him in the '70s, he almost came across as an outlaw, as a jailbird, in fact many of his songs were about prison.
  • Photographs in each cell - there are about 10 of them, plus an open eating area with tables for the less adventurous - depict various prison scenes and mugshots of some jailbirds.
  • A professor at the University of Maryland's MBA program sends his students to prison for a ‘scared straight’ session - where they get to feel what it's like living behind bars, and talk to CEO jailbirds.

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