• IPA: /t͡ʃɪk/


  1. A young bird.
    Synonyms: fledgling
    cot en
  2. A young chicken.
  3. (term of endearment) A young child.
  4. (slang, often, pejorative) A young, especially attractive, woman or teenage girl.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:girl, Thesaurus:woman
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chick (chicks, present participle chicking; past and past participle chicked)

  1. (obsolete) To sprout, as seed does in the ground; to vegetate.

chick (plural chicks)

  1. (India, Pakistan) A screen or blind made of finely slit bamboo and twine, hung in doorways or windows.
    • 1890, Rudyard Kipling, Letter to William Canton, 5 April, 1890, in Sandra Kemp and Lisa Lewis (eds.) Writings on writing by Rudyard Kipling, Cambridge University Press, 1996, p. 34,
      Then, through a cautiously lifted chick, the old scene stands revealed […]
    • 1905, A. C. Newcombe, Village, Town, and Jungle Life in India, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, Chapter VII p. 106,
      It is not uncommon at meal-time to see the table servants chasing the sparrows about the room, endeavouring to drive them out while some one holds up the "chick" or bamboo net which covers the doorway.
    • 1934, George Orwell, Burmese Days, Chapter 2,
      […] at this time of day all the verandas were curtained with green bamboo chicks.
    • 1999, Kevin Rushby, Chasing the Mountain of Light: Across India on the Trail of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, New York: St. Martin's Press, Chapter 10, p. 216,
      Outside I could hear the bamboo chick tapping on the door like a blind man's stick on a kerbstone.
  • chick-blinds

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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