Definitions for: Chicken

[n] a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
[n] a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
[n] the flesh of a chicken used for food
[n] a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
[adj] (informal) easily frightened

Webster (1913) Definition: Chick"en, n. [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock;
akin to LG. kiken, k["u]ken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G.
k["u]chkein. See Cock the animal.]
1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.

2. A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden.
``Stella is no chicken.'' --Swift.

Chicken cholera, a contagious disease of fowls; -- so
called because first studied during the prevalence of a
cholera epidemic in France. It has no resemblance to true

Synonyms: chickenhearted, coward(a), cowardly, crybaby, fearful, Gallus gallus, lily-livered, poulet, volaille, white-livered, wimp, yellow, yellow-bellied

See Also: bantam, biddy, breast, broiler, capon, capon, chick, chicken, chicken, chicken wing, cock, competition, contest, domestic fowl, Dominick, Dominique, doormat, fowl, frier, fryer, Gallus gallus, hen, hen, Orpington, poulet, poultry, poultry, pullet, Rhode Island red, roaster, rooster, spatchcock, spring chicken, volaille, weakling, white meat, wuss

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
animals starting with g
animals begin with i
animals begin with p