Origin of chicken-hearted
Related formschick·en-heart·ed·ly, adverbchick·en-heart·ed·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for chicken-hearted
They must have been very different fellows from the chicken-hearted children of the desert recorded in these volumes.
They are chicken-hearted fools, who will fight for neither side.With Rifle and Bayonet|F.S. Brereton
He must always have been chicken-hearted, for he had changed his religion out of fear.Stray Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
At this point Phils anger blazed and he raged at Billy, calling him chicken-hearted.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
She supposed it to be caused by the story; and said to herself, that she should not have thought Ben was chicken-hearted.Mildred Arkell, Volume II (of 3)|Mrs. Henry Wood