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chicken

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Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley
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Etymology

Old English ċȳcen.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
chicken

Plural
s

chicken (s)
  1. (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.
  2. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A coward.
  4. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A young person of either sex.
  6. 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 loser.

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Adjective

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Positive
chicken

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. cowardly

Verb

Infinitive
to chicken

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to chicken (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To avoid as a result of fear.
  2. (intransitive) To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.

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