Chicken Little


Chicken Little

noun

Definition of CHICKEN LITTLE

:  one who warns of or predicts calamity especially without justification

Examples of CHICKEN LITTLE

  1. <some called him Chicken Little, but the climatologist had the data to back up his warning on global warming>

Origin of CHICKEN LITTLE

from the fable in which a chick attempts to warn other barnyard animals that the sky is falling after she is struck on the head by a chance falling object
First Known Use: 1895

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