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chicken-hearted

[ chik-uhn-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈtʃɪk ənˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective Informal.
timid; fearful; cowardly.
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Origin of chicken-hearted

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85

OTHER WORDS FROM chicken-hearted

chick·en-heart·ed·ly, adverbchick·en-heart·ed·ness, noun
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How to use chicken-hearted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chicken-hearted

chicken-hearted

chicken-livered


adjective
easily frightened; cowardly

Derived forms of chicken-hearted

chicken-heartedly, adverbchicken-heartedness, noun
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