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chicken–and–egg

adjective

Simple Definition of chicken–and–egg

  • —used to describe a situation in which it is difficult to tell which of two things happened first

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chicken–and–egg

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a cause-and-effect dilemma

Origin of chicken–and–egg

from the proverbial question “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”


First Known Use: 1959


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