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Chicken vs. Rooster

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Chickennoun

(countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus, especially when young.

Roosternoun

A male domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) or other gallinaceous bird.

Chickennoun

(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.

Roosternoun

A bird or bat which roosts or is roosting.

Chickennoun

A coward.

Roosternoun

An informer.

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Chickennoun

A young or inexperienced person.

Roosternoun

A violent or disorderly person.

Chickennoun

A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair; compare chickenhawk.

Roosternoun

(figuratively) A powerful, prideful, or pompous person.

Chickennoun

The game of dare.

Roosternoun

A man.

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Chickennoun

A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (that is, the loser.)

‘Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.’;

Roosternoun

A wild violet, when used in a children's game based on cockfighting.

Chickennoun

A simple dance in which the movements of a chicken are imitated.

Roosternoun

Legislation solely devised to benefit the legislators proposing it.

Chickenadjective

(informal) Cowardly.

‘Why do you refuse to fight? Huh, I guess you're just too chicken.’;

Roosternoun

The male of the domestic fowl; a cock.

‘Nor, when they [the Skinners and Cow Boys] wrung the neck of a rooster, did they trouble their heads whether he crowed for Congress or King George.’;

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Chickenverb

(intransitive) To avoid a situation one is afraid of.

Roosternoun

adult male chicken

Chickennoun

A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.

Chickennoun

A young person; a child; esp. a young woman; a maiden; same as spring chicken.

Chickennoun

the flesh of a chicken used for food

Chickennoun

a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

Chickennoun

a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

Chickennoun

a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

Chickenadjective

easily frightened

Chickennoun

a domestic fowl kept for its eggs or meat, especially a young one

‘rationing was still in force and most people kept chickens’;

Chickennoun

meat from a chicken

‘roast chicken’;

Chickennoun

a game in which the first person to lose their nerve and withdraw from a dangerous situation is the loser

‘he was killed by a car after he lay in the road playing chicken’;

Chickennoun

a coward.

Chickenadjective

cowardly

‘I was too chicken to go to court’;

Chickenverb

withdraw from or fail in something through lack of nerve

‘the referee chickened out of giving a penalty’;

Chicken

The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus), a subspecies of the red junglefowl, is a type of domesticated fowl, originally from Southeastern Asia. Rooster or cock is a term for an adult male bird, and younger male may be called a cockerel.

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