chicken-and-egg

adjective

Definition of chicken-and-egg 

: of, relating to, or being a cause-and-effect dilemma

First Known Use of chicken-and-egg

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chicken-and-egg

from the proverbial question "which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

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The first known use of chicken-and-egg was in 1959

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chicken-and-egg

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chicken-and-egg

—used to describe a situation in which it is difficult to tell which of two things happened first

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