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jailbird or gaolbird (ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. a person who is or has been confined to jail, esp repeatedly; convict

Synonyms

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= prisoner, convict, con, lag, trusty, felon, malefactor, ticket-of-leave man

Example Sentences Including 'jailbird'

And Margaret Roding, rough cleaner and mother of at least one jailbird ?
Meek, M R D In Remembrance of Rose
cumber: As it happens, Ms Hazlitt, my daughter is not a jailbird.
Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories

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