chicken and egg

chicken-and-egg

[chik-uhn-uhn-eg, -uhnd-]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or being a dilemma of which of two things came first or of which is the cause and which the effect: a chicken-and-egg question of whether matter or energy is the basis of the universe.
Also, chicken-or-egg [chik-uhn-er-eg] .


Origin:
1955–60

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To chicken and egg
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: chicken adder
Next Definition: chicken and rice
Words Near: chicken and egg
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for chicken and egg
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing chicken and egg
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;