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chicken-hearted

[chik-uh n-hahr-tid] /ˈtʃɪk ənˈhɑr tɪd/
adjective, Informal.
1.
timid; fearful; cowardly.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
Related forms
chicken-heartedly, adverb
chicken-heartedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chickenhearted

chicken-hearted

adjective
1.
easily frightened; cowardly
Derived Forms
chicken-heartedly, adverb
chicken-heartedness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for chickenhearted

chickenhearted

adjective
  1. Cowardly; sissified: Here's a potbellied, chickenhearted slob
  2. Squeamish; overly fastidious (1680s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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