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SPRING CHICKEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spring chicken mean? 

SPRING CHICKEN (noun)
  The noun SPRING CHICKEN has 2 senses:

1. a young person (especially a young man or boy)
2. a young chicken having tender meat

  Familiarity information: SPRING CHICKEN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPRING CHICKEN (noun)


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Meaning:

A young person (especially a young man or boy)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

spring chicken; young person; younker; youth

Hypernyms ("spring chicken" is a kind of...):

juvenile; juvenile person (a youthful person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spring chicken"):

blade (a dashing young man)

hobbledehoy (an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy)

pup; puppy (an inexperienced young person)

pupil; school-age child; schoolchild (a young person attending school (up through senior high school))

slip (a young and slender person)


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Meaning:

A young chicken having tender meat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("spring chicken" is a kind of...):

chicken; Gallus gallus (a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl)


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