an edible, freshwater turtle, Deirochelys reticularia, of the southeastern U.S., characterized by a long neck and by the network of fine, yellow lines marking the dark carapace.
noun 1. a light, wire netting having a large, hexagonal mesh, used especially as fencing. noun 1. wire netting with a hexagonal mesh
interjection An exclamation of alarm and warning, uttered when properly constituted authorities are approaching; cheese it, jiggers (1940s+ New York City teenagers) noun A young girl; chick: But I do not really envy the guys my age who are making out with the young chickies (1920+)
- Chicken with its head cut off
see: like a chicken with its head cut off
noun a young woman Examples So many chicklets at the party! Word Origin 1922 Usage Note slang noun A young girl; chick: Teenies and chicklets came into fashion [1920+; a normal diminutive form, reinforced by Chiclet, trademark of a brand of chewing gum sold as small sugared bits]