chick·en /ˈʧɪkṇ, ||kǝŋ/
1. A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.
2. A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as spring chicken. “Stella is no chicken.”
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 cholera.
adj : easily frightened [syn: chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered,
n 1: the flesh of a chicken used for food [syn: poulet, volaille]
2: a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have
been developed from the red jungle fowl [syn: Gallus
3: a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
[syn: wimp, crybaby]
4: a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is
continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops