What is the origin of the slang term chicken?
There is a saying: "If you go into the coop, don't frighten the chickens."
This phrase is used generally to mean 'don't be too aggressive near meek people' (as you might frighten them).
A chicken is not a courageous creature, as it frightens easily.
So, if somebody is "chicken", they do not have much courage.
It is a term of abuse for an incompetent person, it is slang and of unknown origin
It is a slang term from the 1930's, origin not known
I understood the term to be rhyming slang for 'For Free', origin un-known. I understood the term to be rhyming slang for 'For Free', origin un-known. See related link for answer.
Rude boy is a very popular slang term. It is used to characterize someone as obnoxious, disgraceful, distasteful, and terrible. The term originated in Jamaica.
This means to be known as a coward.
Chicken out. Be afraid of something and opt out.
Other than being slang and Anglo American, the origin is unknowm
Nowadays people are using coded and cryptic language to refer to drugs. And the term chicken is the slang name for the drug Methamphetamine. Please note, however, that these terms are quite dynamic and as such change frequently and often. Hope this helps!
The slang term 'Wassup?', like many other slang terms, originated on the streets, and has no known origin as far as I know.
A swamp chicken is a slang term used for certain types of people. A swamp chicken is when a white girl only dates black men.
It can either mean that someone is a coward, or it can be a gay term for a very young gay man.
A fin (short for "finnif") is slang for a five-dollar bill. It is derived from the Yiddish word for "five" ("finf").
It's a pejorative slang term in use since the 16th century. The Oxford Dictionary of Slang would be of great use to you.
Alison is a name and not of Japanese origin, so if you are sure it has been used somewhere as a 'Japanese slang term', after you show me the source we can talk about it.
From the 1880's, New York slang of uncertain origin
Clobber is an American slang term, that entered the language in the 1940's. It's origin is unknown.
Chicken is not an idiom, because an idiom is a phrase. Chicken, meaning afraid or cowardly, is a slang term. Slang is when you have a word (sometimes a couple of words) that local people use in a different way from the accepted meaning. Americans call someone 'chicken' not because they are domesticated birds that lay eggs and taste good fried, but because they act afraid.
The slang term "chick" referring to an attractive young woman, has been around since at least the 1930's and is very possibly of US origin.
its not a drug , it means money . It can also be a young male, especially in the gay community.
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It depends on what you mean. If you are referring to the food product, a chicken is "un poulet" in French. If you are referring to the living animal, a chicken is "une poule". If you are referring to the slang term for a person who is cowardly, a chicken is "un froussard" or "une froussarde".
The rarely-seen slang term is a cross between chicken and steak, referring to a meat mixture. There is little use of the term where it would be most applicable, which is in sausages and hot dogs.
I don't know the slang term for a guitar but the slang term for playing the guitar is "shredding the gnar" so I'd imagine that the slang term is gnar.
The New York City Slang expression, meaning "fastidious man" was coined in 1883 from unknown origin. Dude ranch was first attested 1921, and the surfer slang term (applying to any male) was first recorded around 1970.
It is a derogatory term. It comes from the Pennsylvania coal mines in the 1800's. It was cheaper to hire an Irishman than a donkey.
There is no slang term for oxygen.
'Chook' is Australian slang for chicken.
Cooked in hot oil or grease, as in french fries, fried chicken, or onion rings. It can also be a slang term for using acid.
The term is actually up the wazoo. Wazoo being the slang for ass. IE: "he was up to the wazoo in money" "she is hip deep in trouble" etc. Whazoo on the other hand is a slang word for god
The slang term "booyah" originated in the 1990s. However, it is not known from where the slang term is originated from. This term defines joy or excitement.
Bellybutton IS the slang term for the navel.
Dork is a slang insult referencing someone's physical appearance or social skills. It is also sometimes used as a slang term for a penis. It originated in the United States among students around 1967. For more information on the origin, see the related link. It is the proper term for a whale's penis.
According to the Academy, it's the feminization of "immy," the slang term for the image orthocon tube used in television cameras.
So far there are only two slang terms for Oxycotton. The first slang term for Oxycotton is 'OC'. The second slang term for Oxycotton is 'ocean cities' .
It is a sports slang term from American Football. the second half of the 1900's meaning deliberate roughness against an unprepared apponent
From Wentworth & Flexner, Dictionary of American Slang, 1960 edition: "'Origin of term: the boss attended to the grain going into the thresher; the second-man watched after the straw coming out and hence had little to do.' H. F. Barker. Colloq. since c1900; orig. hobo use."
The slang term for president is Prez
"Grandpa" is a slang term. The proper title is "Grandfather".
A 'stretch' is one slang term used.
One slang term for this is "shrimper"
"Twister" is a slang term for tornado.
slang term used for bow chicka bow wow the sound heard in 70's porn flicks when they were bout to get freaky
A common 'slang' term for kangaroo is simply 'roo. A slang term for male kangaroos is boomers.
it is a chicken
"It is not a slang term. She is a singer." (first answer) It is a drug term for crystal meth.
Well the term 'tube' used to be a slang word for tv, so my guess would be that it means you make tv or something. Hope it's helpful
The slang term is Fish-Wife.
the slang term to lift it means that a person is stupid
The Slang term BFF Means "Best Friends Forever"
It's a chicken