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English adjective: chicken

1. chicken easily frightened

Synonymschickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied

Similarcowardly, fearful

Domain usagecolloquialism

Antonymsbrave, courageous

English noun: chicken

1. chicken (food) the flesh of a chicken used for food

Synonymspoulet, volaille

Broader (hypernym)poultry

Narrower (hyponym)broiler, capon, frier, fryer, hen, pullet, roaster, spatchcock

Part holonymbreast, chicken wing, white meat

Part meronymchicken, Gallus gallus

2. chicken (animal) a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

SynonymsGallus gallus

Broader (hypernym)domestic fowl, fowl, poultry

Narrower (hyponym)biddy, biddy, capon, chick, cock, Dominick, Dominique, hen, Orpington, Rhode Island red, rooster, spring chicken

Part holonymchicken, poulet, volaille

3. chicken (person) a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

Synonymscrybaby, wimp

Broader (hypernym)doormat, weakling, wuss

4. chicken (event) a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

Broader (hypernym)competition, contest

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