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A slang term for the common chicken, generally after being prepared as a meal.
I would like the yard bird, and some cole slaw, please.
by Anonymous June 03, 2003
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Yardbird or Yard Bird is an American slang term for a chicken....It has been for about 100 years. It has nothing to do with plastic lawn ornaments, you idiots. When you call somebody a yardbird, it's basically the same as calling them a bird brain, jackass, dumbass, fool, etc.
Hey you fuckin' yardbird, you just spilled my beer!
by FatButch August 24, 2010
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native central kansas slang for chickens, also slang for a truck driver that hauls chickens.
hey guys, wanna get some BBQ yardbird after work?

that damn yardbird is goin' too slow, 10-4.
by huckleberry finn October 23, 2005
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A soldier(or Marine, Sailor, et cetera) in the Army(or Navy, et cetera) assigned to menial tasks such as janitorial duty or landmine disposal.
Hey! Yardbird! Clean my boots! Damnit!
by ChickenFriedKitten June 14, 2004
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1. (Also) Today, used as a term to describe a person who like classic rock, from the blues, to rock & roll, to pop of the '60s, to '80s hair metal. Usu. one who enjoy only such music.

2. One who endulges in clothing fashions of the 1960s (e.g. mod) religiously.

Coined from the name of '60s band The Yardbirds.
1. That girl likes AC/DC? What a yardbird!
My friend the yardbird loves the band Them.
She's not a yardbird; She likes Aerosmith, but she also likes Avril Lavigne.

2. I've been looking for a ruffly cravat in thrift stores -- one might call me a yardbird!
He's not really a yardbird; they didn't wear silly jackets like those in the '60s.
by Isabella February 28, 2005
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Yardbird is a very old English and New American term for an ill bred game cock.
As far back as the 1600's or earlier in England nobles fought game roosters. These were carefully bred gamecocks, the offspring of highly bred hens mated to winning well bred roosters.
In order to train these roosters, the nobles would take the rooster at 1 year old to one of many country farms. The bird would be turned loose in the barnyard and left there for 1-2 years to grow and mature. There would always be hens at the barnyard that were of unknown breeding. The hens would lay their eggs out in the weeds and hatch out chicks from the rooster. The males would grow up and of course appear to be gamecocks but would either not be game or would be very inferior.

These roosters were referred to as "Yardbirds". The term grew to mean a person of bad breeding, a convict, a lowlife.
This is the true story of "Yardbird" as a deragoty term.
That baseball player is just a yardbird, nothing special.
by CookeCity August 29, 2018
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