whirlybird

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Etymology[edit]

whirly +‎ bird

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

whirlybird (plural whirlybirds)

  1. (slang) A helicopter.
    • 1988, R.E.M. (lyrics and music), “Orange Crush”, in Green:
      ... and then this whirlybird that I headed for, I had my goggles off...

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