spring chicken


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spring chicken

n.
1. A young chicken, especially one from two to ten months old, having tender meat.
2. Slang A young person.

spring chicken

n
1. (Cookery) chiefly Also called: springer US and Canadian a young chicken, tender for cooking, esp one from two to ten months old
2. she is no spring chicken informal she is no longer young

spring′ chick′en


n.
1. a young chicken, esp. a broiler or fryer.
2. Slang. a young person.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spring chicken - a young person (especially a young man or boy)spring chicken - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
blade - a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
hobbledehoy - an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy
pup, puppy - an inexperienced young person
school-age child, schoolchild, pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
slip - a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
2.spring chicken - a young chicken having tender meat
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
References in classic literature ?
A bit of fish,' said John to the cook, 'and some lamb chops (breaded, with plenty of ketchup), and a good salad, and a roast spring chicken, with a dish of sausages and mashed potatoes, or something of that sort.
The doctor had put him on a diet, and he had to be satisfied with a small hare dressed with a dozen young and tender spring chickens.
a man can't keep his functions regular on spring chickens thirteen hundred years old.
Also worth mentioning among the restaurant's main dishes is their organic spring chicken cacciatore, a classic Italian dish cooked in tomato sauce and a variety of herbs.
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Asked about her hang-ups, Ola, 34, said: "I'm not a spring chicken any more, let's say that.
I don't mean calling him old - he's no spring chicken after all - but the other two words he used are ones you usually frown on I think.
I'm making a really simple and tasty chicken dish, perfect for this time of the year, hence the name, spring chicken stew.
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5m and on a five-year contract; that is quite a long contract for a player who, at 30, is no longer a spring chicken in footballing terms.
It was heavenly, a perfect meal-ender after his richly flavored Lemon Grass Half Spring Chicken.
Spring Chicken with Yoghurt, Sumac and Paprika (Dh140) was the next on the mains list.