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British English: /ˈtʃɪkɪn/
American English: /ˈtʃɪkən/

Translation of chicken in French:


  • 2 (Culinary)
    also: chicken meat
    before n (wing, salad, stock)
    de poulet
    (sandwich, soup)
    au poulet
  • 4 (game) to play chicken
    jouer au premier qui se dégonfle [informal]




it's a chicken and egg situation

c'est l'histoire de l'œuf et de la poule

to count one's chickens (before they are hatched)

he/she is no spring chicken

il/elle n'est plus de la première jeunesse

Phrasal verbs

chicken out

se dégonfler [informal]
he chickened out of his dental appointment
il s'est dégonflé et il n'est pas allé chez le dentiste [informal]
Definition of chicken in:
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