Definition Of jailbird

noun

a person who is or has been in prison, especially a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly.

Well that's interesting, because certainly for those of us who remember him in the '70s, he almost came across as an outlaw, as a jailbird , in fact many of his songs were about prison.

Example Of jailbird

  • A professor at the University of Maryland's MBA program sends his students to prison for a ‘scared straight’ session - where they get to feel what it's like living behind bars, and talk to CEO jailbirds .

  • ‘Then we met a former jailbird who told us that the secret to surviving inside was ‘little victories’ - maybe something as small as winning a bigger helping of carrots,’ says La Frenais.

  • I was an escaped jailbird

  • Photographs in each cell - there are about 10 of them, plus an open eating area with tables for the less adventurous - depict various prison scenes and mugshots of some jailbirds .

  • Seven youths attacked and killed a man after one of them claimed he had treated him harshly when they were jailbirds , the regional court here heard yesterday.


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