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Meaning of "chicken-livered" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICKEN-LIVERED

chicken-livered  [ˈtʃɪkɪnˌlɪvəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICKEN-LIVERED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chicken-Livered is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHICKEN-LIVERED


flavoured
ˈfleɪvəd
hand-delivered
ˌhænddɪˈlɪvəd
ill-favored
ˌɪlˈfeɪvəd
pigeon-livered
ˈpɪdʒɪnˌlɪvəd
rivered
ˈrɪvəd
undelivered
ˌʌndɪˈlɪvəd
unfavored
ʌnˈfeɪvəd
unfavoured
ʌnˈfeɪvəd
unflavoured
ʌnˈfleɪvəd
vanilla-flavored
vəˈnɪləˌfleɪvəd
vanilla-flavoured
vəˈnɪləˌfleɪvəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICKEN-LIVERED

chickee
chicken
chicken breast
chicken drumstick
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken nuggets
chicken out
chicken run
chicken wire
chicken-breasted
chicken-fried
chicken-fried steak
chicken-hearted
chicken-heartedly
chicken-heartedness
chickenpox
chickenshit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICKEN-LIVERED

clovered
considered
fevered
half-covered
half-silvered
lily-livered
louvered
lovered
ordered
recovered
revered
snow-covered
tree-covered
unbeavered
uncovered
undiscovered
unrecovered
unsevered
well-covered
white-livered

Synonyms and antonyms of chicken-livered in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chicken-livered» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICKEN-LIVERED

Find out the translation of chicken-livered to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chicken-livered from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chicken-livered» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鸡胆小
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pollo - livered
570 millions of speakers

English

chicken-livered
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिकन कायर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفؤاد الدجاج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

курица - ставлены
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

livered - frango
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাপুরুষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poulet - livered
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ayam-livered
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Huhn -livered
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鶏livered
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

닭 livered
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ayam-livered
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gà livered
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கோழி livered
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकन-जिवंत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tavşan yürekli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

- pollo livered
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chicken - livered
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

курка - ставлени
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

- pui livered
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοτόπουλο φοβητσιάρικα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoender lafhartig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chicken- levererade
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kylling - livered
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chicken-livered

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN-LIVERED»

The term «chicken-livered» is barely ever used and occupies the 196.138 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICKEN-LIVERED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chicken-livered

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICKEN-LIVERED»

Discover the use of chicken-livered in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicken-livered and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cassell's Dictionary of Slang
[chicken n.' (1) + SE inspector] chicken-lifter n. [late 19C-1900s] (US) a chicken thief; thus any form of petty thief. [SE chicken + lift v.1 (1)] chicken-lips n. [2000s] ( US Black) a White person. chicken-liver n. [1930s-40s] a coward, [chicken-livered  ...
Jonathon Green, 2005
2
"Competition for the Virgin Soil of Kansas": Gendered and ...
Some descriptions of the doughfaces' lack of courage used phrases like "chicken - livered" and "white-livered." A Bake-pan for the Dough-faces, for example, described northern Democrats as "pale-blooded, chicken-livered, and dough- faced.
Brie Anna Swenson Arnold, 2008
3
Bully in the Pulpit
Worst bunch of yellow-bellied, chicken livered ~~~” Billy Ray had heard enough. He was tired of being called 'yellow' and 'chicken-livered' and 'coward'. His thermometer had just gone to the top and he could stand this verbal abuse no longer.
Claude Eubanks, 2009
4
Memoirs of Peasant Tolstoyans in Soviet Russia
"They're all chicken-livered. It's not that they won't kill other people, they're just afraid of getting killed themselves — that's why they won't go to war!" They forgot that they themselves had been just that "chicken-livered." They forgot that they ...
William Benbow Edgerton, 1993
5
An Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, ...
Other compounds, notably chicken-livered, preceded the development of the free -standing chicken about 1933. This has extended to the idioms derived from teenage car duels, of playing chicken and chickening out, and the contemptuous  ...
Geoffrey Hughes, 2006
6
You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him ...
You wouldn't dare, because you are chicken-livered. You know that they are not like Christians. Despite the “anonymity” of your little chicken coop, they would come after you to lop off your head. And when they find you, you would fall on your ...
Ray Comfort, 2009
7
Some happenings
If you could make Pheenie see Young Joe as he is, if you could hang him up ter dry on yer clothes-line as a warnin' to all chicken-livered dwarfs an' dudes ter keep outer yer home-pasture, I should be obligated some." "Chicken-livered?
Horace Annesley Vachell, 1918
8
Accelerando
He'd get up every morning and eat a Saltine with Velveeta and a Sanka — but then he'd put on Rimsky-Korsakov, or Prokofiev, or Stravinsky — ballet music, Firebirdl So I knew he wasn't the chicken livered sonofabitch desgradado my mother ...
Lisa Loomer, 1998
9
The Killer Book of Infamous Murders: Incredible Stories, ...
Logan Green, the fiery prosecuting attorney, had told the jury at one point not to be “chicken-livered”—to convict Smith and Hickock, and to recommend death. Smith was heard to comment as he was led from the courtroom after the verdict, “ No ...
Tom Philbin, Michael Philbin, 2011
10
Mickey Russian's Brother
“You are tired because you are running away from the enemy, and you are running away because you are a chicken-livered coward. Is that the truth?” the captain (who had most certainly never taken a course in psychology) asked Bobby. “Yes ...
Martin Starkand, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICKEN-LIVERED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicken-livered is used in the context of the following news items.
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'When did "chicken" become synonymous with being afraid?'
There is also chicken-livered: Westmoreland Gazette (5 Sept, 1835): "A hen-pecked husband, forsooth! [...] the veriest chicken-livered husband ... «The Independent, Nov 14»
2
IDS is proof the Tories value political expedience over ministerial …
He's not just a buffoon; he's a deluded, red-eyed, saliva-flecked evangelist who brooks no criticism and Cameron is too chicken-livered to get ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
3
In Missouri, Right to Farm Backers Shy Away from Public Debate
The excuse was all too chicken-livered for the Globe that, on July 8, publicly asked Reiboldt, "Since when does an advocacy group tell a state ... «Farmer's Exchange, Jul 14»
4
Questions about Missouri right to farm legislation
The excuse was all too chicken-livered for the Globe that, on July 8, publicly asked Reiboldt, “Since when does an advocacy group tell a state ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Jul 14»
5
Review of John B Keane's comedy play Moll in the Gaiety
While Kearney and McDonnell exploit the comic potential of their roles as chicken-livered curates to the full, Keogh's more close-mouthed ... «Irish Independent, Jun 14»
6
Savage cockfighting ring busted in 'Operation Angry Birds,' nine …
... Jamaica Ave. in Woodhaven, Queens, where chicken-livered rooster owners, gamblers and spectators were watching birds fight to the death. «New York Daily News, Feb 14»
7
Sporting moments I wish I'd been at
... became the most infamous moment in New Zealand sport and according to Prime Minister Robert Muldoon the most chicken-livered moment ... «Otago Daily Times, Jan 14»
8
Melanie Daniels in The Birds. Image by Rick Aguilar Studios
The characters included a henpecked husband, a chicken-livered police deputy, a pigeon-toed school teacher, an eagle-eyed ... «Windy City Times, Aug 13»
9
When a paint job turns ugly
I was too chicken-livered to tell Steve to stop and change colors, even though we were horrified at what was going up on our walls. I knew that ... «OCRegister, May 13»
10
Vegemite interrogation on the Prague night train
_____like a bunch of chicken-livered losers! I churn all the should-haves, could-have-beens. My vitals roil _____like kittens in a drowning-sack, «Eureka Street, Feb 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chicken-Livered [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chicken-livered>. Oct 2019 ».
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