There are 2 definitions of chick in English:

chick1

Syllabification: chick
Pronunciation: /CHik
 
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noun

1A young bird, especially one newly hatched.
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  • Cuckoos con other birds into rearing their chicks because it's so much easier than doing it themselves.
  • After the experiment, we monitored the experimental birds until chicks fledged.
  • Scientists have discovered there is a bird that can detect cuckoo chicks in the nest.
1.1A newly hatched domestic fowl.
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  • A good hatch from a small incubator is indicated when 70 percent or more of the eggs hatch, and the chicks are active and fluffy.
  • I also used domestic chicks with prior experience of both prey types as predators.
  • In the battle against bird flu, international health authorities must handle a thriving legal trade in live birds and chicks.
2 informal A young woman: she’s a great-looking chick
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  • He used his role as a journalist to meet high school chicks, and the nation is outraged, simply outraged that a journalist would manipulate someone in that way.
  • You'll see lots of attractive chicks with nothing to do and no real job descriptions.
  • I'm never going to skate quite like they are, I'm never going to attract as many chicks.

Origin

Middle English: abbreviation of chicken.

Phrases

neither chick nor child

North American or dialect No children at all.
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  • Some policy analysts, like myself, have neither chick nor child, and are dealing solely with educational theory.
  • She had neither chick nor child poor soul, but she was well-respected and good to the poor.
  • I have left to me neither chick nor child; all are gone, and in my will I have left you everything.

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noun

(In South Asia) a folding bamboo screen for a doorway.

Origin

from Urdu chik, from Persian čigh.

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