chick

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noun \ˈchik\

Definition of chick

  1. 1a :  a domestic chicken; especially :  one newly hatchedb :  the young of any bird

  2. 2 :  child

  3. 3 informal, sometimes offensive :  girl, woman

Examples of chick in a Sentence

  1. a mother hen and her chicks

  2. those innocent little chicks can scarcely imagine what life has in store for them

Origin and Etymology of chick

Middle English chyke, alteration of chiken


First Known Use: 15th century


CHICK Defined for English Language Learners

chick

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Definition of chick for English Language Learners

  • : a baby bird; especially : a baby chicken

  • : a woman or girl


CHICK Defined for Kids

chick

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noun \ˈchik\

Definition of chick for Students

  1. :  a baby bird and especially a baby chicken



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