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chicken

noun

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a person who shows a shameful lack of courage in the face of danger
  • a staunch hawk during the drumbeat for war, he proved to be a chicken when it came to actually fighting it

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chicken

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of chicken (Entry 2 of 2)

2 so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention
  • just concentrate on the important duties of the job and forget about the chicken stuff

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The first known use of chicken was before the 12th century

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“Chicken.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chicken. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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