Definition of early bird in English:

early bird

phrase

humorous
  • A person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time.

    ‘he was always an early bird’
    as modifier ‘many cruise lines offer early-bird discounts for people who plan ahead’
    • ‘Membership is restricted to one person from each profession or trade, but you need to be an early bird - meetings start at 7.30 am.’
    • ‘I just want to say now if you are an early bird you'll be delighted to know that from this Monday, he will be starting his breakfast show at 6am.’
    • ‘‘Ahhh… the early bird finally arrives,’ her mother said, sarcasm dripping in her voice.’
    • ‘The Hospital, an early bird in putting in place comprehensive diabetology services for patients, has also planned several programmes for patients as well as the public.’
    • ‘It is the early bird who gets the bargains, apparently.’
    • ‘Then I realized that I'd have to get up early to milk the goats and I am just not capable of becoming an early bird.’
    • ‘Everyone wanted to be an early bird and cash in on the sale.’
    • ‘Another early bird, a girl surnamed Chiu, bought 10 books of lyrics by local pop singer Chris Wong for her friends.’
    • ‘On the deluge of music albums, the early bird on the Indipop horizon says: ‘The more the number, the bigger is the competition.’’
    • ‘She's always an early bird, always, that wife of mine.’

Pronunciation

early bird

/əːli ˈbəːd/