Origin of chickenshit
How to use chickenshit in a sentence
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with chickenshit
Contemptibly petty or insignificant. For example, He has spent his life making up chicken shit rules that nobody follows anyway. This expression gained currency during World War II, when it was often applied to the enforcement of petty and disagreeable military regulations. [Vulgar slang; c. 1930]
Cowardly, as in You're not too chicken shit to come along, are you? [Vulgar slang; mid-1940s]