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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 ?
This year it was to be a plantation of sun flowers, the seeds of which cheerful land aspiring plant were to feed Aunt Cockle-top and her family of chicks.
It had all been a great worry and, on his own part doubtless, a series of blunders, but he immensely pitied the poor chicks and had done all he could; had in particular sent them down to his other house, the proper place for them being of course the country, and kept them there, from the first, with the best people he could find to look after them, parting even with his own servants to wait on them and going down himself, whenever he might, to see how they were doing.
But if there be a whole nest of you hatching here by the waterside, cluck out the other chicks and I'll make shift to fight them all.
There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.
Translated literally--The Great Poulterer] can find for all his chicks a place.
But the poor young ravens lay upon the ground, flapping their wings, and crying: 'Oh, what helpless chicks we are
The rooms wherein dozens of infants had wailed at their nursing now resounded with the tapping of nascent chicks.
Afterward, she went to see Billina's fast-growing family of chicks.
Let me see; that's about seven thousand chicks she has hatched out; isn't it, General?
Or do we stay hidden here like frightened chicks until the war is over and the Baron returns to let us out of this musty hole?
The rotten bark gave way under his feet, and with a despairing yelp he pitched down the rounded crescent, smashed through the leafage and stalks of a small bush, and in the heart of the bush, on the ground, fetched up in the midst of seven ptarmigan chicks.
I've hatched out ten of the loveliest chicks you ever saw.