yardbird

Primary Meanings of yardbird

1.
n
a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
2.
n
a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
Full Definitions of yardbird
1

n a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks

Synonyms:
yard bird
Type of:
military recruit, recruit
a recently enlisted soldier
2

n a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

Synonyms:
con, convict, inmate, yard bird
Types:
lifer
a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
trusty
a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
Type of:
captive, prisoner
a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

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