What Does BIRDIE Mean in a Text?

BIRDIE means "Bird Meme" and "One Under Par" (Golf Term).

Bird Meme

BIRDIE is a slang term for bird. It is widely used with bird-themed memes on social media sites, such as Facebook, Reddit and X (Twitter).

BIRDIE is one of a number of animal-based memes which use childish language to invoke a feeling of sentimentality. Others include PUPPO (Puppy Meme), DOGGO (Dog Meme) and FISHY (Fish Meme).

One Under Par

BIRDIE is also used in golfing circles to refer to a score of one stroke less than the expected score for a hole, i.e., one stroke less than "par" or "One Under Par."

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When I write BIRDIE, I mean this:

meaning of BIRDIE

A golf-themed BIRDIE.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for BIRDIE

BIRDIE is a "Bird Meme." This is the most common definition for BIRDIE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Bird Meme
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition for BIRDIE

BIRDIE also means "One Under Par" (Golf Term):
Definition:One Under Par
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user


Here are examples of BIRDIE being used in conversations:
  • I swear that if you send me one more cute BIRDIE meme, I will beat you to death with my gold clubs! And I won't stop at a BIRDIE.
  • (Here, BIRDIE means both "Bird Meme" and "One Under Par.")

An Academic Look at BIRDIE

When used to mean a "Bird Meme," BIRDIE is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

When used with the meaning "One Under Par," BIRDIE can serve both as a noun (i.e., a naming word) and as a verb (i.e., a doing word). For example:
  • I got a BIRDIE on the second hole!
  • (Here, BIRDIE is a noun.)
  • I BIRDIEd on the second hole!
  • (Here, BIRDIE is being used as a verb.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era we didn't use memes, but the word BIRDIE was commonly used by very small children to refer to a bird and by golfers to mean a score of "One Under Par."

Example of BIRDIE Used in a Text

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