- a young hen, less than one year old.
Origin of pullet
Related Words for pulletchicken, duck, fowl, geese, pigeon, pheasant, poultry, hen, turkey, pullets, grouse, quail, rooster, goose, partridge, biddy, chick, cock, cockerel, capon
Examples from the Web for pullet
Historical Examples of pullet
To roast a small hen turkey or a pullet with batter, the bird must first be boned, and filled with forcemeat or stuffing.
Sure the pullet was bad enough, but this baby'll be me death!Reels and Spindles
All the same his mind dwelt wistfully on the story of the Seventh Pullet.
We had nothing but only this, and a leg of mutton, and a pullet or two.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
One of his fowls was a large capon pheasant, as fat as a pullet.The Journal to Stella
- a young hen of the domestic fowl, less than one year old
Word Origin for pullet
Word Origin and History for pullet
late 14c., "young fowl" (late 13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French pullet, Old French poulette, poilette, diminutive of poule, poille "hen, chicken," from Vulgar Latin *pulla, fem. of Latin pullus "young animal, young fowl" (see foal (n.)). Technically, a young hen from the time she begins to lay until the first molt.