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chicken

chick·en

chicken

 
 
pronunciation:
chI kn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a common farm bird that is raised for its meat and eggs.
 
definition 2: the meat of a chicken used for food.
definition 3: (informal) a person who is scared of doing something; a coward.
She called him a chicken because he didn't want to fight.
similar words:
coward
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chickened, chickening, chickens
definition: (informal) to become scared of doing something after saying that one would do it; back out (usually followed by "out").
He had planned to go skiing but chickened out after seeing the mountain.
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