chick


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to chick: Chick flicks

chick

 (chĭk)
n.
1.
a. A young chicken.
b. One of the young of any bird.
2. A child.
3. Often Offensive A girl or young woman.

[Middle English chike, variant of chiken, chicken; see chicken.]

chick

(tʃɪk)
n
1. (Animals) the young of a bird, esp of a domestic fowl
2. slang a girl or young woman, esp an attractive one
3. a young child: used as a term of endearment
[C14: short for chicken]

chick

(tʃɪk)

n.
1. a young chicken or other bird.
2. a child.
3. Slang: Usually Offensive. a young woman.
[1275–1325; Middle English chike, variant of chiken chicken]
usage: Definition 3 is usually perceived as insulting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chick - young bird especially of domestic fowlchick - young bird especially of domestic fowl
young bird - a bird that is still young
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
2.chick - informal terms for a (young) womanchick - informal terms for a (young) woman  
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
Translations
صوصفرخكَتْكُوتموزْة
ptáčeptačí mláděkočkakuře
fugleungekyllingpigebarnungfugl
kananpoikalinnunpoikatiputypykkätytsy
pilepilence
csibekiscsirke
fuglsungi
ヒヨコヒナ
병아리
paukščiukasviščiukas
cālisputnēns
pintainhopintinhopintofilhote de avefranguinha
vtáča
piščančekptiček
fågelungenykläckt kycklingtjej
ลูกไก่ ลูกนก
civcivyavru kuş
gà, chim con

chick

[tʃɪk] N
1. (= baby bird) → pajarito m; (= baby hen) → pollito m, polluelo m
2. (= woman) → chica f, chavala f (Sp)

chick

[ˈtʃɪk] n
(= bird) → poussin m
a hen and her chicks → une poule et ses poussins
(= girl) → nana f

chick

n
(of chicken)Küken nt; (= young bird)Junge(s) nt
(inf: = child) → Kleine(s) nt
(inf: = girl) → Mieze f (inf); she’s some chicksie ist nicht ohne (inf)

chick

:
chick flick
n (inf)Frauenfilm m, → Schnulze f (inf pej)
chick lit
n (inf)Frauenroman m, → Frauenbuch nt
chickpea
nKichererbse f
chickweed
nSternmiere f

chick

[tʃɪk] n (baby bird) → piccolo (di volatile), uccellino; (baby hen) → pulcino (fam) → pollastrella

chick

(tʃik) noun
a baby bird. One of the chicks fell out of the blackbird's nest.

chick

كَتْكُوت ptáče kylling Küken νεοσσός pollito, polluelo kananpoika poussin pilence pulcino ひよこ 병아리 kuikentje fugleunge pisklę pintainho, pintinho цыпленок nykläckt kyckling ลูกไก่ ลูกนก civciv gà, chim con 小鸡
References in classic literature ?
whispered Stubb; the chick that's in him pecks the shell.
The wrath and curse of God fall upon you, woman without pity, who have slain mine innocent grandchild and made desolate this old heart that had nor chick, nor friend nor stay nor comfort in all this world but him
Weston, though I don't suppose he ever thinks it worth his while to remember such a chick as me.
I expressed to him my surprise that he should fuss about me like an old hen over a chick.
They never stopped long where there were houses; they had no wife, no chick, no home, never a chum.
I'm goin' to get a young devil chick for Challenger.
You worry yourself a good deal too much about that solitary chick, and you worry everybody else too.
Whether Young Smallweed (metaphorically called Small and eke Chick Weed, as it were jocularly to express a fledgling) was ever a boy is much doubted in Lincoln's Inn.
Marry," quoth merry Robin, "I sit beneath the hedge here to drop salt on the tails of golden birds; but in sooth thou art the first chick of any worth I ha' seen this blessed day.
It drove him into the trees again, and for a time he dodged and dropped and sought cover like a chick hiding among reeds from imaginary hawks.
Will saw clearly enough the pitiable instances of long incubation producing no chick, and but for gratitude would have laughed at Casaubon, whose plodding application, rows of note-books, and small taper of learned theory exploring the tossed ruins of the world, seemed to enforce a moral entirely encouraging to Will's generous reliance on the intentions of the universe with regard to himself.
Again came the call: "Here, chick, chick, chick, chick, chick