a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.
Slang. a young person: I don't know his age, but he's no spring chicken.
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undisciplined, unschooled, naive, inept, young, untried, unsophisticated, immature, tenderfoot, raw, green, innocent, rookie, amateur, kid, prentice, callow, fresh, ignorant, inexpert
- spring beauty,
- spring binder,
- spring break,
- spring cankerworm,
- spring catch,
- spring conjunctivitis,
- spring ephemeral,
- spring equinox,
- spring fever,
- spring for
Origin of spring chicken
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for spring chicken
"You may get up to spring-chicken country soon, now," said Bader.Old Man Savarin and Other Stories|Edward William Thomson
Also called: springer mainly US and Canadian a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old
she is no spring chicken informal she is no longer young
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see no spring chicken.
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