What does chicken mean?

Definitions for chicken
ˈtʃɪk ənchick·en

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word chicken.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chicken, poulet, volaille(noun)

    the flesh of a chicken used for food

  2. chicken, Gallus gallus(noun)

    a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

  3. wimp, chicken, crybaby(noun)

    a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

  4. chicken(adj)

    a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

  5. chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied(adj)

    easily frightened

Wiktionary

  1. chicken(Noun)

    A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young

  2. chicken(Noun)

    The meat from this bird eaten as food.

  3. chicken(Noun)

    A coward.

    I told him I wasn't having his insults, and he just backed right down. What a chicken-shit.

  4. chicken(Noun)

    A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Cf. chickenhawk

  5. chicken(Noun)

    A young or inexperienced person.

  6. chicken(Noun)

    A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the loser.

  7. chicken(Noun)

    The game of dare.

  8. chicken(Verb)

    To avoid as a result of fear.

  9. chicken(Verb)

    To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.

  10. chicken(Adjective)

    cowardly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chicken(noun)

    a young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl

    Etymology: [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, kken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. kchkein. See Cock the animal.]

  2. Chicken(noun)

    a young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden

    Etymology: [AS. cicen, cyceun, dim. of coc cock; akin to LG. kiken, kken, D. Kieken, kuiken, G. kchkein. See Cock the animal.]

Freebase

  1. Chicken

    The chicken is a domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. As one of the most common and widespread domestic animals with a population of more than 24 billion in 2003, there are more chickens in the world than any other species of bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs. The traditional poultry farming view of the domestication of the chicken is stated in Encyclopædia Britannica: "Humans first domesticated chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Very little formal attention was given to egg or meat production... " Recent genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal origins in Southeast, East, and South Asia, but with the clade found in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa originating in the Indian subcontinent. From India the domesticated fowl made its way to the Persianized kingdom of Lydia in western Asia Minor, and domestic fowl were imported to Greece by the fifth century BC. Fowl had been known in Egypt since the 18th Dynasty, with the "bird that gives birth every day" having come to Egypt from the land between Syria and Shinar, Babylonia, according to the annals of Tutmose III.

Editors Contribution

  1. chicken

    A type of animal.

    Chickens are beautiful animals, very clever and loving.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chicken' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1494

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'chicken' in Nouns Frequency: #1567

Anagrams for chicken »

  1. check in, check-in

  2. Check in

  3. Check-in

How to pronounce chicken?

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How to say chicken in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicken in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chicken in a Sentence

  1. Kara Nielsen:

    One of the things that surged out of that recession moment was an interest in comfort food, as well as a lot of people opening food trucks, creating food stalls, and so there were definitely a lot of fried chicken sandwiches coming out at that time. And it's never really stopped.

  2. John Ing:

    The backdrop is the Greek exit - the Grexit - that's going to dominate news over the next few days until this game of chicken resolves itself.

  3. Laurie Graham:

    I went to the lobby of the hotel, received the order. It was completely sealed and packaged. I got upstairs and we began to eat our food, and my husband was eating his fettuccine alfredo, and he took a bite and he thought it was hard chicken or some overcooked cheese and come to find out, it was a latex glove that had been melted into the food.

  4. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Chicken or Egg, what came first on earth? What was the one that first took birth? If you get to the bottom of the root, you will realize the Divine Truth.

  5. Mario Ziervogel:

    Earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.

Images & Illustrations of chicken

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