naked as a jaybird

To be naked as a jaybird means to be complete nude or naked, or without any type of clothing on. The origin of this phrase meaning to be naked is somewhat unclear since jaybirds typically are blue jays who have a brilliant blue plumage and raucous call; rather than being naked in the sense that they dont have feathers or plumage. However, it is said that jaybird is simply the type of bird name that flows best with the phrase.