early birdnoun [ C ]uk /ˈɜː.li ˌbɜːd/ us /ˈɝː.li ˌbɝːd/ humorous
Examples from literature
- The early birds awoke at four o'clock, and I was one of their number.
- The only real disadvantage was the noise made by early risers in the morning, convincing us more than ever of the essential selfishness of the early bird.
- We farmers are early birds, you know.
- What early birds the people are here.
- You are an early bird!