jailbird

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jail·bird

 (jāl′bûrd′)
n. Informal
A prisoner or an ex-convict.

jailbird

(ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd) or

gaolbird

n
a person who is or has been confined to jail, esp repeatedly; convict

jail•bird

(ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜrd)

n.
a person confined in jail.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jailbird - a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

jailbird

gaolbird
noun prisoner, convict, con (slang), lag (slang), trusty, felon, malefactor, ticket-of-leave man (Historical) He's rubbed shoulders with judges and jailbirds.
Translations
kriminálník
vaneforbryder
börtöntöltelék
fangi, tugthúslimur
kriminálnik
hapishane gediklisi/kuşu

jailbird

[ˈdʒeɪlbɜːd] Npresidiario/a m/f reincidente, preso/a m/f reincidente

jailbird

[ˈdʒeɪlbɜːrd] ntaulard(e) m/f
a one-time jailbird → un ancien taulard

jailbird

gaolbird (Brit) [ˈdʒeɪlˌbɜːd] n (fam) (old) → avanzo di galera

jail,

gaol

(dʒeil) noun
(a) prison. You ought to be sent to jail for doing that.
verb
to put in prison. He was jailed for two years.
ˈjailer, ˈjailor, ˈgaoler noun
a person who has charge of a jail or of prisoners. The jailer was knocked unconscious in the riot.
ˈjailbird, ˈgaolbird noun
a person who is or has often been in jail.

to put a criminal in jail or gaol (not goal).
References in classic literature ?
I always knew he was no good, a jailbird, a hoodlum, a slugger.
Tell them Billy is a jailbird and that I am a bad woman whom all men desire.
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.
They would never have me, a branded jailbird, in the Imperial Yeomanry
There are even abs training classes and supervised gym sessions for jailbirds who want to tone up before gaining their freedom.
The total contributions during the year for the jailbirds has reached Dh1.
We had an amazing group of jailbirds for our Lock-Up event and we're so grateful for their participation," said Executive Director Leah Nathan, "With support from the Wenatchee community and local businesses leaders, we are able to raise critical dollars to fund our mission and give MDA families the opportunity to live longer and grow stronger.
At least 27 jailbirds were killed during a standoff with security forces at a prison in Sri Lanka's capital.
With help from some wonderful volunteers, Jailbirds were taken into custody for MDA's Lock-Up, held at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Sarasota, FL.
IT beats me why everyone is going up the prison wall over jailbirds having the vote.
ISLAMABAD, July 25, 2011 (Balochistan Times): During the regime of PPP government India has released some 514 Pakistani prisoners whereas in response Pakistan freed 905 Indian jailbirds.
ISLAMABAD, July 25, 2011 (Frontier Star): During the regime of PPP government India has released some 514 Pakistani prisoners whereas in response Pakistan freed 905 Indian jailbirds.