What does the word chicken mean?

Usage examples for chicken

  1. " Are you getting tired, my chicken? – The Keeper of the Door by 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 by 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 by Grimm Brothers