December 18, 2018
snowbird (noun)
\SNOH-berd\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: any of several small birds (as a junco) seen chiefly in winter
How do you use it?
We put up our bird feeders once the weather turned cold to help the snowbirds survive the winter.
Are you a word wiz?

"Snowbird" can refer to birds, as you've seen already, but it has another meaning too. Which of the following do you think it is?

Do you know someone who leaves home in the cold months and heads to a warmer place for winter or part of winter? If you do, you know a snowbird. Birds are fascinating to many people, and we use other terms with "bird" in them too. An "early bird" is someone who arrives early and especially before others who might be trying to get or do the same thing. A "rare bird" is an unusual or uncommon person or thing. And "lovebirds" are people who are in love.
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