chicken feed

noun

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!

First Known Use of chicken feed

1836


CHICKEN FEED Defined for English Language Learners

chicken feed

noun

Definition of chicken feed for English Language Learners

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



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