Translation of yardbird in Spanish:

yardbird

Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːrdbɜːrd; ˈjɑːdbɜːd/

noun/nombre

(American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (new recruit) recluta mf, conscripto, (masculine, feminine) (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • A stitch in one argent yardbird's stripe, probably saves nine.
    • Getting the yardbird orchestrating attacks off the street is far more important to the lives of your soldiers than a little wounded pride over a screwed up form.
    • The yardbirds are in the throes of rumour-induced psychosis after being gripped by speculation that our entire unit is about to be transported to a faraway place.
    1.2 (convict) preso, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Jim also identified negative effects such as younger inmates being taken advantage of by older predatory yardbirds, and some ultimately becoming cheetos-metamorphoses that Jim doesn't approve of.
    • The working convict is a rare exception, sometimes envied because his time is occupied, sometimes derided for his deviance from the yardbird norm.

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