What does the word chicken mean?

Usage examples for chicken

  1. 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 by Grimm Brothers
  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 by James Otis
  3. " Are you getting tired, my chicken? – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell