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

1857, 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 1857

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“Chicken-and-egg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chicken-and-egg. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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