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 (chĭk′ən-shĭt′) Vulgar Slang
1. A coward.
2. Contemptibly petty, insignificant nonsense.
1. Cowardly; afraid.
2. Contemptibly unimportant; petty.


a coward
1. despicably cowardly
2. contemptibly worthless


(ˈtʃɪk ənˌʃɪt)
Vulgar Slang. n.
1. petty or trivial details, tasks, or the like.
2. obsessed with petty details.
3. menial or petty.
4. cowardly.
[1925–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chickenshit - a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
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So says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, author of "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives" (Simon & Schuster), in an interview with ThinkAdvisor.
Eisinger has just released a new book called "The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.
I'd laugh a little while and tease her for being such a chickenshit.
As it is am just killing days and wish I were a soldier instead of a chickenshit writer" (SL 589).
While March's novel on the whole may be anti-war, showcasing the horrible traumas physical, psychological, and moral on those who fought it, many discrete voices in the text are not: some are unrepentant killers, petty bureaucrats, sadists, or hawkish, chickenshit officers.
Written by a self-described "old hick with chickenshit on his boots," The Small-Scale Poultry Flock is a welcoming and decisive guide to the poultry-keeping experience.
I've been in the slammer 34 times--lots of it for the same reason you got in (though the last time was for bustin' a cop's jaw)--it's no disgrace--not with these chickenshit laws they got against us
Chickenshit is petty and often silly, but it does clear everything of value from the table.
I always try to get people to understand that those drag queens were a lot braver than those [straight-acting] guys who are often too chickenshit to come out.