American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young chicken.
- n. The young of any bird.
- n. A child.
- n. Slang A girl or young woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chicken; particularly, the young of the domestic hen, and of some other birds, as partridges. At exhibitions of poultry, a specimen less than one year old, whether cockerel or pullet, is termed a chick. When over one year old, the chick becomes a fowl. See
- To peep; cheep; make the characteristic cry of a young chick.
- To sprout, as seed in the ground; vegetate.
- To crack.
- n. A crack; a flaw.
- n. In India, a screen or curtain made of thin slips of bamboo with very narrow openings between them, allowing the admission of air and light, while excluding the view from the outside: it is hung in doorways and windows, both in houses and tents, and is the original of a kind of blind or shade now common in Europe and America.
- n. A name for the thick juice of the poppy, three pounds of which will make about one pound of opium.
- n. An abbreviated form of chickeen.
- n. zoology A young bird.
- n. A young chicken.
- n. slang (Discuss(+) this sense) A young (especially attractive) woman.
- n. slang A woman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate.
- n. A chicken.
- n. A child or young person; -- a term of endearment.
- n. slang a young woman; -- often considered offensive.
- n. young bird especially of domestic fowl
- n. informal terms for a (young) woman
- From Middle English chike, variation of chiken ("chicken"), from Old English ċicen, cycen ("chicken"). Sense of "young woman" first attested in Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927) . More at chicken. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English chike, variant of chiken, chicken; see chicken. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term chick lit is "detrimental," but not because the literature is bad or hurtful, but because commercial literature by and for women continues to be seen as less substantial than its "male" counterpart.”
“The closest thing to interesting that SJP said is that she hates the term chick flicks, and that Sex and the City is a movie for men and women.”
“So as I'm reading this piece I can't help but think that we are now moving back into a climate like the late 80s (remember the films of John Cusack and Kevin Costner at that time) where the romantic comedies (before the term chick flicks was coined) will again be starring men.”
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“If there's a problem here it's about the word "chick".”
“FB Nation, this chick is our BritBrit — we must take responsibility.”
“If its real this chick is obviously just smarter than her sister.”
“Often times, they are merely listening to the sound of your voice while looking at pretty pictures, and not really internalizing that a chick is that fluffy yellow guy on the page.”
“My inspiration was a 1934 article by Viktor Hamburger reporting on the effects of limb extirpation in chick embryos.”
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