chickenshit

[ chik-uh n-shit ]
/ ˈtʃɪk ənˌʃɪt /
Slang: Vulgar.

noun

boring or annoying details or unimportant tasks.

adjective

obsessed with petty details.
menial or petty.
cowardly or fainthearted.

Nearby words

  1. chickenfeed,
  2. chickenpox,
  3. chickenpox immune globulin (human),
  4. chickenpox virus,
  5. chickens come home to roost,
  6. chickpea,
  7. chickweed,
  8. chickweed wintergreen,
  9. chiclayo,
  10. chicle

Origin of chickenshit

1945–50; Americanism

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Word Origin and History for chicken-shit

chicken-shit

1947 (n.) "contemptible cowardly person;" 1948 (adj.); from chicken + shit (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper