Two baby chickens called chicks.
An example of a chick is a newborn chicken.
- a young chicken
- any young bird
- Now Rare a child: term of endearment
- Slang a young woman
Origin of chickMiddle English chike, variant, variety of chiken, chicken
- a. A young chicken.b. One of the young of any bird.
- A child.
- Often Offensive A girl or young woman.
Origin of chickMiddle English chike variant of chiken chicken ; see chicken .
(third-person singular simple present chicks, present participle chicking, simple past and past participle chicked)
From Middle English chike, variation of chiken (“chicken”), from Old English ċicen, cycen (“chicken”). Sense of "young woman" first attested in Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927) . More at chicken.