Synonyms for chicken


1. chicken, poulet, volaille, poultry
usage: the flesh of a chicken used for food
2. chicken, Gallus gallus, domestic fowl, fowl, poultry
usage: a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
3. wimp, chicken, crybaby, weakling, doormat, wuss
usage: a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
4. chicken, contest, competition
usage: a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops


1. chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied, cowardly (vs. brave), fearful
usage: easily frightened
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