birdie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bird +‎ -ie. Compare Dutch vogeltje (birdie).

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birdie (plural birdies)

  1. (diminutive) A bird; a birdling.
    Aw, that's a cute little birdie. Is it a budgie?
  2. (golf) The completion of a hole one stroke below par.
    He scored ten birdies during the tournament.
  3. (badminton) A shuttlecock.
  4. (electronics) An electromagnetic signal generated from within an electronic device.
  5. (usually preceded by "the") A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle finger.
  6. (usually preceded by "the") A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle and index fingers.

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  • (diminutive for bird): cocky

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Verb[edit]

birdie (third-person singular simple present birdies, present participle birdieing, simple past and past participle birdied)

  1. (intransitive, golf) To score a birdie.
    Sörenstam birdied to take the lead.
  2. (transitive, golf) To score a birdie.
    Sörenstam birdied the seventeenth hole to take the lead.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English birdie.

Noun[edit]

birdie m (plural birdies)

  1. (golf) birdie

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