[chik-uh n-shit] /ˈtʃɪk ənˌʃɪt/ Slang: Vulgar.
boring or annoying details or unimportant tasks.
obsessed with petty details.
menial or petty.
cowardly or fainthearted.
1947 (n.) “contemptible cowardly person;” 1948 (adj.); from chicken + shit (n.).
[late 1940s+ & Korean War armed forces; fr a corruption of Japanese chisai chichi, ”little breasts”]
noun 1. a striped rat snake, Elaphe obsoleta, of the southeastern U.S., reaching a length of 4 to 7 feet (1.2 to 2.1 meter).
noun, Rocketry Slang. 1. a device by which an astronaut may eject the capsule in which he or she rides in the event that a rocket malfunctions. 2. . noun phrase [1950s+ Astronautics; chicken fr the sense ”coward”; egads an acronym for electronic ground automatic destruct sequencer and coincides with an archaic interjection of dismay]
[te-truh-zee-nee] /ˌtɛ trəˈzi ni/ noun 1. diced chicken in a cream sauce, baked in a casserole with noodles and cheese, usually flavored with sherry.
- Chicken tracks
Related Terms hen tracks