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.
n 1: a young person (especially a young man or boy) [syn: young
person, youth, younker]
2: a young chicken having tender meat