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bird

1 noun ZOOL feathered animaléan masc1  c m u 2 noun FOOD, informal turkey, duck etcéan masc1  c m u
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3 noun very informal, offensive attractive girlcailín masc4  c m uleadhb informal fem2  c m ustumpán mná informalbléid informal fem  c m uwho's that good-looking bird? cé hí an ainnir sin?, cé hí an leadhb sin? 4 noun informal particular type of personshe's a tough old bird! is deacair í a chloí!, ní haon ribín réidh í sin!, cnámh righin í!
phrases

to do bird

very informaltréimhse phríosúnachta a chur isteachseal a chaitheamh i ngéibheannbheith istigh tamall

a bird in the hand (is worth two in the bush)

proverb is fearr éan i do dhorn ná péire ar an gcraobhis fearr breac sa lámh ná bradán sa linnis fearr an scilling atá i do phóca ná punt an duine eile

a little bird tells me ...

deir éinín beag liom ...deirtear liom ...a little bird told me that you're leaving us chuala mé ag dul tharam é go bhfuil tú ag imeacht uainn, ghabh sé trí mo chluas go bhfuil tú ag imeacht uainn

to be (strictly) for the birds

informalthis movie is strictly for the birds ní fiú dada an scannán seo, ní fiú faic an scannán seo

birds of a feather

bráithre aon cheirdeéin an aonchlúimhwe're all birds of a feather is mar a chéile sinn uilig, den eorna amháin uilig muid

birds of a feather flock together

proverb aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile

the bird has flown

tá sé ar shiúltá sé bailithe leisníl dé ná deatach ann

the birds and the bees

euphemistic fíricí na beathaan chearc agus an coileachwho's going to tell him about the birds and the bees? cé a inseoidh dó nár tháinig sé isteach leis an bhfarraige mhór?, cé a inseoidh dó nach i ngarraí an chúil a fuarthas é?

to give sb the bird

(also

to flip sb the bird

) informalan mhéar a thabhairt do dhuine

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