UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɒstrɪtʃ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɔstrɪtʃ, ˈɑstrɪtʃ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respellingstrich, ostrich)

Inflections of 'ostrich' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": ostriches
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [a male, a female, a young, an adult] ostrich
  2. saw ostriches on [vacation, safari, the trip]
  3. [have, keep, raise] ostriches (on the farm)
  4. have ostriches and [ducks, emus] (on the ranch)
  5. [wanted, tried] to ride an ostrich
  6. ostriches can't fly
  7. slang: is an ostrich [with, when]
  8. slang: an ostrich who can't [face, accept] reality
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