Associations to the word «Chicken»


CHICKEN, noun. (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young
CHICKEN, noun. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
CHICKEN, noun. (countable) (slang) A coward.
CHICKEN, noun. (countable) (gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Compare chickenhawk
CHICKEN, noun. (countable) (slang) A young or inexperienced person.
CHICKEN, noun. A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (i.e., the loser.)
CHICKEN, noun. The game of dare.
CHICKEN, adjective. Cowardly
CHICKEN, verb. (intransitive) To avoid something as a result of fear.
CHICKEN, verb. (intransitive) To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
CHICKEN, proper noun. A CDP in Alaska.
CHICKEN À LA KING, noun. (cooking) a dish consisting of diced chicken in a cream sauce, and often with sherry, mushrooms, and vegetables, served over rice, pasta, or bread.
CHICKEN À LA KING, noun. Alternative form of chicken à la King
CHICKEN BREAST, noun. Meat from the body of a chicken.
CHICKEN BURGER, noun. A hot sandwich made of a patty of chicken in a bun, often with other ingredients.
CHICKEN BURGER, noun. The chicken patty used in such a sandwich.
CHICKEN CANNON, noun. A device used during aircraft testing to discharge bird carcasses into airframes and engines to determine resistance to such impacts.
CHICKEN CANNONS, noun. Plural of chicken cannon
CHICKEN CHOLERA, noun. Fowl cholera
CHICKEN COLONEL, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) (military) A member of the U. S. armed forces having the rank of full colonel, as distinct from a lieutenant colonel.
CHICKEN COOP, noun. A building, often wooden, in which a small number of poultry are housed
CHICKEN COOPS, noun. Plural of chicken coop
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU, noun. Thin slices of chicken pressed together and breaded, with a filling of cheese and a ham slice inside, and baked or sautéed.
CHICKEN FEED, noun. Food (usually grain) given to poultry.
CHICKEN FEED, noun. (idiomatic) A very small or insignificant quantity, especially of money.
CHICKEN FILLET, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see A piece of chicken breast meat.
CHICKEN FILLET, noun. (slang) A piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.
CHICKEN GUINEA, noun. Misspelling of chikungunya.
CHICKEN GUN, noun. Alternative term for chicken cannon
CHICKEN HAWK, noun. (archaic) Any of the North American hawk species (Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk and red-tailed hawk), or counterparts elsewhere, mistakenly believed to be pests.
CHICKEN HAWK, noun. (British) (US) (gay slang) An adult male preferring younger male sexual partners.
CHICKEN HAWK, noun. (pejorative) (political) (slang) An advocate of war or military action who is avoiding personal military service, or avoided it in the past.
CHICKEN HAWKS, noun. Plural of chicken hawk
CHICKEN KIEV, noun. A dish in which a breast of chicken is stuffed with butter, garlic and parsley, rolled, breaded and fried
CHICKEN KIEVS, noun. Plural of chicken Kiev
CHICKEN LANE, noun. (slang) An additional lane in the middle of a two-way street that assists drivers who are turning onto the two-way street.
CHICKEN LANES, noun. Plural of chicken lane
CHICKEN LEG, noun. A cooked leg of a chicken.
CHICKEN LEGS, noun. Plural of chicken leg
CHICKEN LITTLE, proper noun. A children’s fable about a hen who, in the traditional version, believes the sky is falling after an acorn hits her head. Also known by other names including The Sky is Falling.
CHICKEN LITTLE, proper noun. The main character in this story, a hysterical hen, alternatively named Chicken Licken under a different title.
CHICKEN LITTLE, proper noun. By extension, one who panics at the slightest provocation.
CHICKEN LIVER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see chicken,‎ liver.
CHICKEN LIVER, noun. (slang) A coward.
CHICKEN MARENGO, noun. A dish of floured, browned chicken cooked in tomato sauce and herbs.
CHICKEN NUGGET, noun. A small, boneless piece of chicken in batter.
CHICKEN NUGGETS, noun. Plural of chicken nugget
CHICKEN OF THE WOODS, noun. Any edible mushroom of the Laetiporus genus.
CHICKEN OR EGG QUESTION, noun. Alternative spelling of chicken-or-egg question
CHICKEN OR EGG QUESTIONS, noun. Plural of chicken or egg question
CHICKEN OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To shy away from a daring task; to decline, refuse, or avoid something due to fear or uncertainty.
CHICKEN POX, noun. (pathology) A common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Human herpesvirus 3 (HHV-3).
CHICKEN RUN, noun. An enclosed area, attached to a chicken coop, in which poultry are allowed to run around and peck.
CHICKEN SALAD AIR, noun. (snowboarding) a trick in which the boarder reaches the trailing hand back between the legs and grabs the heel edge of the board between the feet.
CHICKEN SALT, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) A seasoning comprising table salt blended with herbs, spices, flavourings, and sometimes monosodium glutamate, often containing chicken extracts.
CHICKEN SCRATCH, noun. Chicken feed consisting of random mixed grains such as corn, wheat, barley, sorghum and milling by-products.
CHICKEN SCRATCH, noun. (informal) Cramped or illegible handwriting.
CHICKEN SCRATCH, noun. A type of cross-stitch embroidery done on gingham fabric.
CHICKEN SCRATCHES, noun. Plural of chicken scratch
CHICKEN SNAKE, noun. Any of various North American snakes.
CHICKEN SOUP, noun. (culinary) Any soup made with either pieces of chicken or chicken broth as its main ingredient, often thought to cure everyday illnesses such as the common cold.
CHICKEN SOUP, noun. (figuratively) A cure for a wide variety of illnesses or other problems.
CHICKEN SOUP, noun. (figuratively) A mixed-up mush.
CHICKEN STRIPS, noun. Chicken fingers, or chicken tenders. A style of batter-fried chicken without skin or bones.
CHICKEN STRIPS, noun. (slang) (motorcycling) (humorous) The band of unscuffed tire surface at the outer edges of the contact surface.
CHICKEN TENDER, noun. (cooking) (usually in the plural) A deep-fried strip of chicken without bones or skin.
CHICKEN TENDER, noun. (cooking) A flap of chicken meat found on, and easily detached from, the breast.
CHICKEN TENDERS, noun. Plural of chicken tender
CHICKEN TRACTOR, noun. A movable enclosure in which chickens can scratch the ground for food.
CHICKEN TURTLE, noun. An uncommon freshwater turtle found in the southeast of the United States, similar in appearance to the Eastern painted turtle but with an unusually long, striped neck, a yellow stripe on each of its legs and a net-like pattern on its carapace.
CHICKEN TURTLES, noun. Plural of chicken turtle
CHICKEN WING, noun. A cooked wing of a chicken.
CHICKEN WING, noun. A wing of a chicken cleaned and carved for use in cooking.
CHICKEN WINGS, noun. Plural of chicken wing
CHICKEN WIRE, noun. (uncountable) a mesh of wire, usually galvanized, with a hexagonal pattern, generally used for making fences, especially for enclosures for small farm animals and pets.
CHICKEN WIRE, noun. (countable) a type of such material, differentiated by material, coating, wire thickness, width, and mesh size.
CHICKEN WIRES, noun. Plural of chicken wire

Dictionary definition

CHICKEN, noun. The flesh of a chicken used for food.
CHICKEN, noun. A domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl.
CHICKEN, noun. A person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy.
CHICKEN, noun. A foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops.
CHICKEN, adjective. Easily frightened.

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal