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A young hawk, especially (in falconry) an unfledged nestling taken from the nest for training.
- ‘Eyas hawks can be the best or the worst of the hawks.’
- ‘He recently located and pulled from the nest an eyas Coopers Hawk.’
Late 15th century (originally nyas): from French niais, based on Latin nidus ‘nest’. The initial n was lost by wrong division of a nyas; compare with adder.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.