noun Date: 1661 1. jay I,1 2. jay I,2

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  • jaybird — noun a) A jay or blue jay. When I say birds of a feather flocks together, its a metaphorical way of saying b) One who talks incessantly. But dey dont, Mars Tom. No, sir, deed dey dont. Dey aint no feathers dats more alike den a bluebird en a… …   Wiktionary

  • jaybird — /jay berrd /, n. jay1. [1655 65, Amer.; JAY1 + BIRD] * * * …   Universalium

  • jaybird — jay|bird [ dʒeı,bɜrd ] noun count AMERICAN a JAY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • jaybird — jay•bird [[t]ˈdʒeɪˌbɜrd[/t]] n. orn jay • Etymology: 1655–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • jaybird — /ˈdʒeɪbɜd/ (say jayberd) Colloquial –verb (i) 1. to do housework in the nude. –noun 2. a person who does this …   Australian English dictionary

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