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Spring chicken   /sprɪŋ tʃˈɪkən/   Listen
Spring chicken

noun
1.
A young person (especially a young man or boy).  Synonyms: young person, younker, youth.
2.
A young chicken having tender meat.






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"Spring chicken" Quotes from Famous Books



... Jack," returned the captain, drily. "You're a mild spring chicken, you are; it is only that wild, rampagious companion of yours that I want ...
— Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks - Book Number Fifteen in the Jack Harkaway Series • Bracebridge Hemyng

... handy man. "Say, where ever did you get it? Talk of stuff? Somebody has mistaken you for a spring chicken." ...
— The Freebooters of the Wilderness • Agnes C. Laut



Words linked to "Spring chicken" :   young person, Gallus gallus, juvenile person, pupil, schoolchild, younker, slip, puppy, pup, youth, school-age child, juvenile, chicken, blade, hobbledehoy



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