chicken-hearted

(redirected from chicken-heartedly)

chick·en-heart·ed

(chĭk′ən-här′tĭd)
adj.
Lacking courage; cowardly.

chick′en·heart′ed·ness n.

chicken-hearted

or

chicken-livered

adj
easily frightened; cowardly
ˌchicken-ˈheartedly adv
ˌchicken-ˈheartedness n

chick′en-heart`ed



adj.
fearful; cowardly.
[1675–85, Amer.]
Translations

chicken-hearted

[ˈtʃɪkɪnˌhɑːtɪd] ADJcobarde, gallina

chicken

(ˈtʃikin) noun
1. a young bird, especially a young hen. She keeps chickens.
2. its flesh used as food. a plate of fried chicken.
3. (slang.) a coward.
ˌchicken-ˈhearted adjective
cowardly.
ˈchicken-pox noun
an infectious disease with fever and red itchy spots.
chicken out
to avoid doing something because of cowardice. He chickened out at the last minute.