Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various hawks that prey on or have the reputation of preying on chickens.
  • n. Informal A person who favors military force or action to carry out a foreign policy but has never served in the military.
  • n. Vulgar Slang A man who seeks out boys or young men as his sexual partners.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the North American hawk species (Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk and red-tailed hawk), or counterparts elsewhere, mistakenly believed to be pests.
  • n. An adult male preferring younger male sexual partners.
  • n. An advocate of war or military action who is avoiding personal military service, or avoided it in the past.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry

Etymologies

chicken (in the Old English sense of cycen: young fowl, its aledged primary prey) + hawk (Wiktionary)

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