Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “birdie”

birdie

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɜː.di/ us    /ˈbɝː-/

birdie noun [C] (BIRD)

child's word a small bird

birdie noun [C] (GOLF)

in golf, an act of getting the ball into the hole in one shot (= hit) less than par (= the expected number) for that hole

birdie noun [C] (NET GAME)

US for shuttlecock

birdie

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈbɜː.di/ us    /ˈbɝː-/
(in golf) to get a birdie for a particular hole: He birdied the fifth and the 18th and finished two strokes under par.
(Definition of birdie from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of birdie?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Birds - general words, but you might be interested in these topics from the Birds topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “birdie”

Definitions of “birdie” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Birds - general words

“birdie”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More