from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The small fleshy part of a chicken wing, often fried and served as an appetizer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The first segment (meatier part) of a chicken wing, closest to the body.
drum(stick) + -ette.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
drum + -ette (Wiktionary)