Definition of jailbird in English:
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.
Definition of jailbird in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan