Synonyms of 'jailbird'
prisonerDictionary, convict, con (slang)
He's rubbed shoulders with judges and jailbirds.
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A convict is someone who is in prison.
The prison houses only lifers and convicts on death row.
A felon is a person who is guilty of committing a felony.
He's a convicted felon.
Thesaurus for jailbird from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you refer to someone as a jailbird , you mean that they are in prison , or have been in prison.