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Someone that you let go first to make sure it is safe. Used sometimes by video-gamers. For instance, when the canary gets killed, springs the trap, takes the fall etc, it will tell you where the dangers/enemies are. Origin: coal miners used to keep a canary in the mine, when it died they knew there was poison gas.
Looks dangerous in there, let the canary go first.
by author December 27, 2006
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
by Mystikan April 11, 2006
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Australian slang for a defective vehicle sticker given by police
Person #1: Took my car out for a drive today, got a bloody canary for having a cracked windshield
Person #2: Damn! I got a canary last week for having bald tires.
by xXSkriptKiddie69Xx September 26, 2013
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-A person (usually) of thin build who wears skinny jeans.
-These people projects a sense of self that makes others think, "Boy, I would feel so bad if the little guy were to get hurt."
-Often confused as homosexuals, they are usually sensitive and MAY have some feminine mannerisms, though this is not the case with all.
-Taken from the movie, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist." Michael Cera is the "King Canary"(KC for short).
Example 1:
Al: So, Brian was looking for you.
Bill: Who?
Al: That guy, Brian. He hangs out with us all the time.
Bill: I have no clue who you're talking about.
Al: He's that Canary who loves to draw.
Bill: OOoooh. Ok.

Example 2:
Al: As he walked by, he told me, "F*** off."
Bill: :O
Al: If he weren't such a Canary, I would have lunged at him.
Bill: Who knew that such a Canary had it in him.
by Wall-E-Accept February 12, 2011
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a type of diamond, usually worn by a rapper, or thug with a flowing amount of money. A sign of prosperity.
rockiin tha canaries on mah wrist!
by Ify N. July 30, 2005
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Female singer, especially in the Big Band/Swing era.
Anita O'Day started off as a canary in the Krupa band, but she really hit her stride later as a jazz soloist.
by Nick Cusa September 19, 2006
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snitch, someone who rats

a crazy person, someone who's acting rediculous
That canary Jesse told the cops about his boy's stash; now he's locked up.

You're so canary right now, what are you saying?
by Swagin'nSwervin' October 23, 2006
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