shitbird

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shit +‎ bird

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

shitbird (plural shitbirds)

  1. (slang, vulgar, derogatory, military) An objectionable, despicable person.
    • 1979, Gustav Hasford, “The Spirit of the Bayonet”, in The Short-Timers[1], archived from the original on 2011-01-31:
      Marines work hard. Only shitbirds try to avoid work, only shitbirds try to skate. Marines are clean, not skuzzy. I teach Leonard to value his rifle as he values his life. I teach him that blood makes the grass grow.
    • 2004 September 19, David Simon, “Time After Time”, in The Wire, season 3, episode 1, HBO, spoken by Ellis Carver (Seth Gilliam), 11:43 from the start:
      'Cause you do not get to win, shitbird. We do!
    • 2009, Jason Christopher Hartley, Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq:
      The blond prick and his two shitbirds were never far away, but they eventually gave up and walked back to the barracks.

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