1. [17C; late 18C–19C] (US) a man.
2. [17C; 1950s+] (also chicky) a term of address to a (young) woman.
3. [mid-19C+] a young woman.
4. [late 19C] a novice; a young apprentice.
5. [1940s+] a girlfriend.
6. [1940s+] a male prostitute.
7. [1960s] (US prison) a young man as prey for prison homosexuals.
[2000s] a child.
see under -magnet sfx
[1960s] (US Und.) a pimp.
see chickenshit adj. (1)
see chicken-hearted adj.