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  1. chickenhawknoun

    A political epithet. A draft-dodger, especially in the Vietnam War, who nonetheless currently supports United States overseas military engagements.

  2. chickenhawknoun

    A common name for one of three species of bird- the Cooper's hawk, the sharp-shinned hawk and the red-tailed hawk.

  3. chickenhawknoun

    A sexual predator- an older, usually more powerful man who preys on adolescent boys for sex.

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  1. Chickenhawk

    Chickenhawk is a political term used in the United States to describe a person who strongly supports war or other military action, yet who actively avoided military service when of age. The term indicates that the person in question is hypocritical for personally dodging a draft or otherwise shirking their duty to their country during a time of armed conflict while advocating that others do so. Generally, the implication is that chickenhawks lack the moral character to ask others to support, fight and perhaps die in an armed conflict. Those who avoid military service and continue to oppose armed aggression are not chickenhawks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chickenhawk in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chickenhawk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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