A young bird or fowl, esp. a young barnyard fowl.
- The common domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus) or its young.
- Any of various similar or related birds.
- The flesh of the common domestic fowl.
- Slang A coward.
- Any of various foolhardy competitions in which the participants persist in a dangerous course of action until one loses nerve and stops.
- Vulgar Slang A young gay male, especially as sought by an older man.
- Slang Afraid; cowardly.
- Slang To act in a cowardly manner; lose one's nerve: chickened out at the last moment.