birdie /ˈbəːdi/

b

I. noun

1.
‹informal› a child’s term for a bird.
2.
[Golf] a score of one stroke under par at a hole.

[as modifier]

he finished with a birdie two on the 18th.
II. verb [with obj.]

1.
[Golf] play (a hole) with a score of one stroke under par

Drummond birdied the 16th and 17th for a 73.
– origin late 18th cent.: diminutive of bird; the golf term from US slang bird, denoting any first-rate thing.

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