USMC lingo.

slovenly person.

In the United States Marine Corps, often a big part of life especially for pogues is whether their boots are spit shined and uniforms pressed and otherwise squared away.

If their uniform looks bad in any way once or twice, or if they don't shave and need to, they can get away with it. But if they make a habit of such transgressions, they are given the moniker shit bird

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