chicken hawk
noun Date: 1827 1. a hawk that preys or is believed to prey on chickens 2. slang a man who pursues boys or young men for sexual purposes

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  • chicken hawk — ☆ chicken hawk n. any of various hawks, esp. an accipiter, that prey, or are reputed to prey, on barnyard fowl …   English World dictionary

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  • chicken hawk — noun a) Any of the North American hawk species (Coopers hawk, sharp shinned hawk and red tailed hawk), or counterparts elsewhere, mistakenly believed to be pests. b) An adult male preferring younger male sexual partners …   Wiktionary

  • chicken hawk — noun nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry • Syn: ↑hen hawk • Hypernyms: ↑hawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • chicken hawk — 1. Also called hen hawk. (not used scientifically) any of various hawks said to prey on poultry. 2. Slang. an older man who seeks out young boys as sexual partners. [1820 30, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chicken hawk — chick′en hawk n. 1) orn any of various hawks said to prey on poultry 2) cvb Slang. an older man who seeks out young boys as sexual partners …   From formal English to slang

  • chicken hawk — A species of hawk which preys on chickens …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • Chicken (game) — For other uses, see Chicken (disambiguation). The game of chicken, also known as the hawk dove or snowdrift[1] game, is an influential model of conflict for two players in game theory. The principle of the game is that while each player prefers… …   Wikipedia

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