American English

Definition of birdie noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(informal) a child's word for a little bird
  2. 2(in golf) a score of one stroke less than par (= the standard score for a hole) compare bogey, eagle
  3. 3= shuttlecock
  4. Idioms
    a little bird/birdie told me (informal)
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    used to say that someone told you something but you do not want to say who it was
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: birdie