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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