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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) See examples: to play chicken
    jouer au premier qui se dégonfle




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
he chickened out of his dental appointment
il s'est dégonflé (informal) et il n'est pas allé chez le dentiste

Definition of chicken in:

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