chicken-livered

[ chik-uh n-liv-erd ]
/ ˈtʃɪk ənˈlɪv ərd /
|

adjective Informal.

timid; fearful; cowardly.

Origin of chicken-livered

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chicken-livered