chickenshit

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adjective

chick·​en·​shit ˈchi-kᵊn-ˌshit How to pronounce chickenshit (audio)
1
usually vulgar : petty, insignificant
2
usually vulgar : weak and cowardly

chickenshit

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noun

1
usually vulgar : the petty details of a duty or discipline
2
usually vulgar : coward, chicken

Examples of chickenshit in a Sentence

Adjective That guy likes to make threats but he's too chickenshit to act on them.

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chickenshit was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Chickenshit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chickenshit. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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