chicken feed

noun
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of chicken feed

slang
: a paltry sum (as in profits or wages)

Examples of chicken feed in a Sentence

  1. The project cost almost a million dollars, which isn't exactly chicken feed.

  2. Ten bucks? That's chicken feed!

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First Known Use of chicken feed

1836

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Definition of chicken feed for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money that is too small to be considered important


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