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birdie (n.)

"little bird," 1792, from bird (n.1) + -ie. As golf slang for "a hole played one under par," by 1908, perhaps from bird (n.) in American English slang sense of "exceptionally clever or accomplished person or thing" (1839).

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Definitions of birdie from WordNet
1
birdie (n.)
(golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole;
birdie (n.)
badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers;
Synonyms: shuttlecock / bird / shuttle
2
birdie (v.)
shoot in one stroke under par;
From wordnet.princeton.edu