(noun, adjective, verb)


1. easily frightened

Similar word(s): cowardly, fearful, chickenhearted, yellow


1. the flesh of a chicken used for food

Definition categories: food, poultry

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

Definition categories: animal, fowl, poultry

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

Similar word(s): crybaby, wimp

Definition categories: person, doormat, weakling, wuss

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

Definition categories: event, competition, contest

Sentences with chicken as a noun:

- Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.


1. (intransitive) To avoid something as a result of fear.

2. (intransitive) To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.