Chicken Little

noun

Definition of Chicken Little

  1. :  one who warns of or predicts calamity especially without justification

Examples of chicken little in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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