A scarecrow is a figure that is used to scare away birds. The scarecrow is usually made out of straw or some other type of material, and it is usually painted to look scary.

  • The farmer was using scarecrows to scare away the birds from his crops.

  • The scarecrows were meant to scare away the birds from the field, but they scared away the people instead.

Definition of scarecrow


an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds


bird-scarer, scarer, straw man, strawman

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Example Sentences for scarecrow

  • 1

    Guns are not scarecrows, they're meant to damage, maim and kill things.

  • 2

    The impact of the scarecrow extends beyond its immediate utilitarian function.

  • 3

    Has the appearance of a scarecrow.

  • 4

    It is best developed in the scarecrow.

  • 5

    The scarecrow was done superbly.

  • 6

    In the episode the cast walk by a scarecrow.

  • 7

    She talks life into a scarecrow.

  • 8

    The Scarecrow isn't a clinical psychiatrist.

  • 9

    Mark is the brain deficient scarecrow.

  • 10

    Note the scarecrow to scare Pukekos.