a fairly or dear little bird a pet name
- shoot in a single swing under par
- (tennis) a score of just one stroke under par on a hole
- badminton gear composed of a baseball of cork or rubber with a top of feathers
- a fairly or dear small bird; -- a pet name.
modern name meaning minimal bird; birdlike.
Name Origin: English
Name Gender: Female
"little bird," 1792, from bird (n.1) + -ie. As tennis slang for "a hole played one under par," by 1908, perhaps from bird (letter.) in United states English slang sense of "exceptionally smart or accomplished person or thing" (1839).
A score of just one under par on any given opening. For instance, if a new player takes three shots to complete a par four, then he features taped a birdie. (sport: Golf)
(n.) A fairly or dear small bird; -- a pet name.
But Birdie was so busy all day, trotting about the house and garden, that he was always ready for HIS nest at night, before the birds and flowers had thought of seeking THEIRS; and so it came to pass that when Mr. Sun raised his head above the green woods and smiled lovingly upon the earth, Birdie was often the first to see him, and to smile back at him, all the while rubbing his eyes with his dimpled fists, until between smiling and rubbing, he was wide awake.