Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sign of cowardice.
  • idiom (show the white feather) To act like a coward.

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

  • noun a symbol of cowardice

Etymologies

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

[From the belief that a gamecock with a white feather in its tail was a poor fighter.]

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.