Associations to the word «Yardbird»

Wiktionary

YARDBIRD, noun. (chiefly US) (slang) A chicken.
YARDBIRD, noun. (chiefly US) (slang) A person who is imprisoned.
YARDBIRD, noun. (chiefly US) (slang) A soldier who is required to perform menial work on the grounds of a military base.

Dictionary definition

YARDBIRD, noun. A military recruit who is assigned menial tasks.
YARDBIRD, noun. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.