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American English: /tʃɪk/
British English: /tʃɪk/

Translation of chick in Spanish:


  • 1 (young chicken)
    pollito, (-ta) (masculine, feminine)
    polluelo, (-la) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (young bird)
    pichón, (-chona) (masculine, feminine)
    polluelo, (-la) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (young woman) [slang]
    muchacha (feminine)
    chavala (feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    pebeta (feminine) (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    cabra (feminine) (Chile) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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