Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Bird

Date: 16 Apr 2002

Re Colin's comment below:

> Bird for a female is now more
> often used in a knowing ironic way, it was always
> considered terribly common.

I've been told that "bird" as a slang expression for females derives from the American colloquialism
"chick," in the same way that "bread" for money derived from "dough." Any truth in this?


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