"chicken" in the noun sense
1. chicken, poulet, volaille
the flesh of a chicken used for food
2. chicken, Gallus gallus
a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
3. wimp, chicken, crybaby
a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
a foolhardy competition a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
"chicken" in the adjective sense
1. chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied
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