- a cowardly or fearful person.
- a young or inexperienced person, especially a young girl.
- petty details or tasks.
- unnecessary discipline or regulations.
- a young gay male, especially one sought as a sexual partner by older men.
- petty or trivial: a chicken regulation.
- obsessed with petty details, regulations, etc.: He's quitting this chicken outfit to become his own boss.
- to refrain from doing something because of fear or cowardice: I chickened out when I saw how deep the water was.
- to renege or withdraw: You can't chicken out of this business deal now.
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Idioms for chicken
Origin of chicken
Words nearby chicken
Example sentences from the Web for chicken
Frozen 2 all but drags Elsa’s queerness into the text, though it chickens out at the last minute.
Tyga launched TYGA BITES, a “celebrity-owned virtual dining concept,” aka chicken nuggets you order through Grubhub.Travis Scott Is the First Celebrity Since Michael Jordan to Get McDonald’s Meal Named After Him|Jaya Saxena|September 4, 2020|Eater
Swallowing eye-popping amounts of fried chicken, instant noodles and hot dogs have made these gluttons internet stars.
We tested this 20,000-BTU propane grill when we had family visiting and were able to cook enough chicken thighs and legs for six people.5 Portable Grills for All Your Outdoor Cooking Needs|Amy Marturana Winderl|September 2, 2020|Outside Online
Sharing the boat with a pig, a donkey, and a chicken, they set sail for the Seychelles, more than a thousand miles to the west.‘Colonialism’ and crypto claims: Why the .io domain name extension faces an uncertain future|David Meyer|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Wearing the right foot of a chicken was considered good luck.
While the chicken today might be the least exotic bird one can think of, it was once a gift that wowed kings.
The chicken, to this day, is valued for its medicinal properties.
In Rome, he writes, the chicken “predicted the outcome of battles.”
Lawler is more interested in the more fascinating story of how the chicken spread.
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
So Hettie put the chicken in a cage, with some wool to cover it, and fed it several times every day, till it came to know her.
Lyn was no chicken-hearted weakling, to sit down and weep unavailingly in time of peril.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Not so much, either; 'cause a chicken will stir round an' scratch a livin' out the ground, sooner 'n starve.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
There was no one who could make such excellent coffee or fry a chicken so golden brown as she.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for chicken
Word Origin for chicken
Idioms and Phrases with chicken
In addition to the idioms beginning with chicken
- chicken feed
- chicken out
- chickens come home to roost
- chicken shit
- chicken with its head cut off
- count one's chickens
- go to bed with (the chickens)
- like a chicken with its head cut off
- no spring chicken