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(as) naked as a jaybird

slang Completely nude; without any clothes on whatsoever. My roommate is so embarrassing, always walking around the house naked as a jaybird! We have an adorable video of you when you were about two years old, running around the back yard as naked as a jaybird!
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*naked as a jaybird

Cliché naked; bare. (*Also: as ~.) Two-year-old Matilda escaped from her nurse, who was bathing her, and ran out naked as a jaybird into the dining room. Uncle John sometimes spends a whole day walking around his house as naked as a jaybird.
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naked as a jaybird

Bare, unclothed, as in I came straight out of the shower, naked as a jaybird. This simile replaced the 19th-century naked as a robin and is equally unclear, since neither bird is normally stripped of its feathers. Further, the bird it refers to is more often called simply "jay" rather than "jaybird," yet the latter is always part of the simile. [c. 1940]
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naked as a jaybird

Nude. This expression is definitely American in origin, but the simile is as puzzling as the older British naked as a robin. Neither bird is very plain in appearance (“bare”). It appears in print with some frequency from the mid-twentieth century on. For example, D. Delman used it in Sudden Death (1972): “The corpus was as naked as a jaybird.”
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naked as a jaybird

Stark naked. Why, of all ornithological species, should a jaybird be singled out for its nudity? One explanation is that “jay” was a 19th-century word for a country bumpkin, and since bumpkins were vulnerable to the wiles of others, a jaybird would be vulnerable indeed.
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