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EtymologyEdit

jail +‎ bird, circa 1600.[1] Compare gallows bird.

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NounEdit

jailbird (plural jailbirds)

  1. A prisoner or an ex-prisoner

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  1. ^ jailbird” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.