Definition of Chicken Little in English:

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Chicken Little

noun

North American
An alarmist or doomsayer: my beloved capital sounds more and more these days like a barnyard filled with Chicken Littles
More example sentences
  • He views these as the squawks of a Chicken Little inciting panic and skepticism.
  • And that's important to know as well, so that we're not in a Chicken Little type situation.
  • These are pathetic reasons for our representatives in Congress to be in a Chicken Little mode.

Origin

1990s: from the name of a character in a children's story who repeatedly warns that the sky is falling.

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Syllabification: Chick·en Lit·tle

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