chick
noun Etymology: Middle English chyke, alteration of chiken Date: 15th century 1. a. domestic chicken; especially one newly hatched b. the young of any bird 2. child 3. slang girl, woman

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  • Chick — may refer to: A bird that has not yet reached the adult stage, especially: a young chicken A day old cockerel in falconry Woman (slang) Chick, a clothing line by Nicky Hilton People: Chick Young (born 1951), a Scottish football journalist Chick… …   Wikipedia

  • Chick — bezeichnet eine Wirtschaftswissenschaftlerin, siehe Victoria Chick einen christlichen US Verlag mit evangelikaler Prägung, siehe Chick Publications ein Kontaktmagazin der Video Art Holland in der Jugendsprache ein Mädchen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chick — mid 14c., shortening of CHICKEN (Cf. chicken) (q.v.), extended to human offspring (often in alliterative pairing chick and child) and used as a term of endearment. As slang for young woman it is first recorded 1927 (in Elmer Gantry ), supposedly… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Chick — (ch[i^]k), v. i. [OE. chykkyn, chyke, chicken.] To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate. Chalmers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chick — Chick, n. 1. A chicken. [1913 Webster] 2. A child or young person; a term of endearment. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. a young woman; often considered offensive. [slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chick — [tʃık] n ↑nest [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: chicken] 1.) a baby bird ▪ a mother hen with her chicks 2.) informal a word meaning a young woman, that some people think is offensive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chick — [ tʃık ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL a woman. This word is usually considered offensive. 2. ) a baby bird …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chick — ► NOUN 1) a young bird, especially one newly hatched. 2) informal a young woman. ORIGIN abbreviation of CHICKEN(Cf. ↑chicken) …   English terms dictionary

  • chick — [chik] n. [ME chike, var. of chiken, CHICKEN] 1. a young chicken 2. any young bird 3. Now Rare a child: term of endearment ☆ 4. Slang a young woman …   English World dictionary

  • chick — al·lo·co·chick; chick·a·bid·dy; chick·a·dee; chick·a·mau·ga; chick·a·ree; chick·a·saw; chick; chick·ell; chick·ery; chick·ling; dop·chick; el·la·chick; hol·lus·chick; boy·chick; chick·en; chick·en·shit; chick·o·ry; …   English syllables

  • Chick — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Chick », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Chick signifie poussin en anglais. Il peut aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

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