- a young chicken or other bird.
- a child.
- Slang: Often Offensive. a term used to refer to a girl or young woman.
Origin of chick
- Ar·man·do Anthony [ahr-mahn-doh] /ɑrˈmɑn doʊ/, Chick, born 1941, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
Examples from the Web for chick
Contemporary Examples of chick
“Chick Chick,” the latest tune by C-Pop sensation Wang Rong, is like “Gangnam Style” on MDMA.The Most WTF Music Video of the Year: Wang Rong’s ‘Chick Chick’ is ‘Gangnam Style’ on MDMA
November 16, 2014
Ernst responded by accusing Braley of sexism because his ad, which featured a baby bird not making a peep, had a “chick” in it.The Bruce Braley-Joni Ernst Race Is Iowa’s Ugliest Senate Campaign Ever
July 22, 2014
Study by the University of Rochester indicates that couples who watch “chick flicks” together are less likely to get divorced.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks
P. J. O’Rourke
April 6, 2014
“Given that my book was about a wedding, it was going to be a struggle to distance it from the chick lit category,” she said.A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo
December 10, 2013
But the aforementioned “uptight” chick would have a hard time making a case for sexual assault under these specific circumstances.Dutch Supreme Court’s ‘Forced-Tongue Kiss’ Rape Ruling Explained
March 13, 2013
Historical Examples of chick
This is all of the egg which thus far represents the chick itself.
As yet, we have seen no arrangement for furnishing air to the chick.
They never stopped long where there were houses; they had no wife, no chick, no home, never a chum.To-morrow
If we say the chick is unintelligent, we must certainly say the infant is unintelligent.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
I expressed to him my surprise that he should fuss about me like an old hen over a chick.The Arrow of Gold
- the young of a bird, esp of a domestic fowl
- slang a girl or young woman, esp an attractive one
- a young child: used as a term of endearment
Word Origin for chick
mid-14c., shortening of chicken (n.), extended to human offspring (often in alliterative pairing chick and child) and thence used as a term of endearment. As slang for "young woman" it is first recorded 1927 (in "Elmer Gantry"), supposedly from U.S. black slang. In British use in this sense by c.1940; popularized by Beatniks late 1950s. Chicken in this sense is from 1711. Sometimes c.1600-1900 chicken was taken as a plural, chick as a singular (cf. child/children) for the domestic fowl.