chicken–and–egg

adjective

Definition of chicken–and–egg

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

Origin and Etymology of chicken–and–egg

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


First Known Use: 1959


CHICKEN–AND–EGG Defined for English Language Learners

chicken–and–egg

adjective

Definition of chicken–and–egg for English Language Learners

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


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of, relating to, or resembling a fox

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