chicken finger


Definition of chicken finger

: a strip of white chicken meat breaded and fried Often these gatherings are held in dimly lit rooms with portable bars and chafing dishes of chicken fingers, meatballs, cheese cubes, and dip.— A. W. Godfrey, Commonweal, 11 Feb. 2000

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First Known Use of chicken finger

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Chicken finger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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