Part of speech: noun

The young of the common fowl; a fowl, or its flesh.

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Usage examples "chicken":

  1. " Are you getting tired, my chicken? - "The Keeper of the Door", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. Why, I've managed bigger things than this when you was around beggin' for something' to eat, 'cause you was too chicken- hearted to do this kind of work." - "The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair", James Otis.
  3. Then he ran after him with the knife still in his hand, crying, " Just one, just one," meaning that the guest should leave him just one chicken, and not take both. - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.