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From Middle English chicke, chike, variation of chiken (“chicken", also "chick”), from Old English ?icen, ?ycen (“chicken”). Sense of "young woman" first attested in Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927) . More at chicken.
- A young bird.
- A young chicken.
- (term of endearment) A young child.
- (slang, often derogatory) A young, especially attractive, woman or teenage girl.
From Hindi ??? f (cik) and Urdu ?? f (ciq), ultimately from Persian ?? f (ciq).
chick (plural chicks)