ostrich Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ostrich" in British English

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ostrichnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒs.trɪtʃ/  us   /ˈɑː.strɪtʃ/

ostrich noun [C] (BIRD)

a very ​largebird from ​Africa that cannot ​fly: The ostrich is the ​fastestanimal on two ​legs.

ostrich noun [C] (PERSON)

informal someone who says that a ​problem does not ​exist, because they do not ​want to ​deal with it: If you're an ostrich about ​yourdebts, you're only going to make ​mattersworse.
(Definition of ostrich from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ostrich" in American English

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ostrichnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔ·strɪtʃ, ˈɑs·trɪtʃ/
a very ​largebird from Africa that has a ​longneck and ​longlegs and cannot ​fly
(Definition of ostrich from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ostrich”
in Korean 타조…
in Arabic نَعامة…
in Malaysian burung unta…
in French autruche…
in Russian страус…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鳥, 鴕鳥…
in Italian struzzo…
in Turkish devekuşu…
in Polish struś…
in Spanish avestruz…
in Vietnamese đà điều châu Phi…
in Portuguese avestruz…
in Thai นกกระจอกเทศ…
in German der Strauß…
in Catalan estruç…
in Japanese ダチョウ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸟, 鸵鸟…
in Indonesian burung unta…
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