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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.
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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
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spring′ chick′en


n.
1. a young chicken, esp. a broiler or fryer.
2. Slang. a young person.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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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
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