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Noun: chicken  chi-kin
  1. The flesh of a chicken used for food
    - poulet, volaille
     
  2. A domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    - Gallus gallus, chook [Austral, NZ]
     
  3. A person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
    - wimp, crybaby, candy-ass [N. Amer]
     
  4. A foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
Adjective: chicken  chi-kin
  1. Easily frightened
    "Come back here, you couple of chicken-livered cowards";
    - chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied, chicken-livered
Verb: chicken  chi-kin
  1. Be too scared to do something
    - chicken out

Derived forms: chickening, chickened, chickens

See also: cowardly, fearful

Type of: competition, contest, domestic fowl, doormat, fowl, poultry, weakling, weed [UK], wet [UK], wuss, wussy

Encyclopedia: Chicken, Alaska