Also called hen hawk. (not used scientifically) any of various hawks said to prey on poultry.
Slang. an older man who seeks out young boys as sexual partners.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of chicken hawk
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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