\ ˈchik How to pronounce chick (audio) \

Definition of chick

1a : a domestic chicken especially : one newly hatched
b : the young of any bird
2 : child
3 informal, sometimes offensive : girl, woman

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Synonyms & Antonyms for chick


bairn [chiefly Scottish], bambino, bud, chap [Southern & Midland], child, cub, juvenile, kid, kiddie (also kiddy), kiddo, moppet, sprat, sprout, squirt, whelp, youngling, youngster, youth


adult, grown-up

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Examples of chick in a Sentence

a mother hen and her chicks those innocent little chicks can scarcely imagine what life has in store for them

First Known Use of chick

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for chick

Middle English chyke, alteration of chiken

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The first known use of chick was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of chick

: a baby bird especially : a baby chicken
informal : a woman or girl


\ ˈchik How to pronounce chick (audio) \

Kids Definition of chick

: a baby bird and especially a baby chicken

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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