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bird of passage


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A migratory bird.
  • n. A person who moves from place to place frequently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A migratory bird, especially a passage migrant.
  • n. Someone passing through; an itinerant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a migratory bird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any bird that migrates seasonally
  • n. someone who leads a wandering unsettled life


After Middle French oiseau de passage. (Wiktionary)


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  • A person who travels from one place to another, or hops from one job, etc. to another

    November 20, 2007