spring chicken


noun

a young chicken, especially a broiler or fryer.
Slang. a young person: I don't know his age, but he's no spring chicken.

Origin of spring chicken

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for spring chicken

spring chicken

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with spring chicken

spring chicken

see no spring chicken.


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