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chicken colonel

noun, Military Slang.
a full colonel, as distinguished from a lieutenant colonel.
Also called bird colonel.
Origin of chicken colonel
An Americanism dating back to 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Sergeant," the chicken colonel barked, parading into the office.

    The Plague Teddy Keller
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chicken colonel

noun phrase

A full colonel; bird colonel (WWI Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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