jailbird

Part of speech: noun

A convict.

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Usage examples "jailbird":

  1. There may have been some old jailbird called a King in the time of our grandmothers; but he belongs to history if not to fable. - "The Wisdom of Father Brown", G. K. Chesterton.
  2. It was a situation by no means new to the four walls of the Jailbird nor to the men concerned. - "Judith of Blue Lake Ranch", Jackson Gregory.
  3. With his strange, loping walk the poacher and jailbird walked off in the wake of the Tank, which was now ploughing merrily forward again. - "No Man's Land", H. C. McNeile.