Chicken Little


Definition of Chicken Little

: one who warns of or predicts calamity especially without justification

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Examples of Chicken Little in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of Chicken Little

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of Chicken Little was in 1895

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“Chicken Little.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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