Definition of Chicken hawk

1. Noun. Nontechnical term for any hawks said to prey on poultry.

Exact synonyms: Hen Hawk
Generic synonyms: Hawk

Definition of Chicken hawk

1. Noun. (archaic zoology) Any of the North American hawk species (Cooper's hawk, sharp-shinned hawk and red-tailed hawk), or counterparts elsewhere, mistakenly believed to be pests. ¹

2. Noun. (British US gay slang) An adult male preferring younger male sexual partners. ¹

3. Noun. (context: pejorative political slang) An advocate of war or military action who is avoiding personal military service, or avoided it in the past. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chicken Hawk

chicken cannon
chicken cannons
chicken colonel
chicken coop
chicken coops
chicken cordon bleu
chicken drumstick
chicken embryo lethal orphan virus
chicken farm
chicken fat clot
chicken feed
chicken fillet
chicken guinea
chicken gun
chicken hawks
chicken leg
chicken legs
chicken liver
chicken louse
chicken manure
chicken mousse
chicken nugget
chicken nuggets
chicken of the woods
chicken or egg question
chicken or egg questions
chicken out
chicken paprika

Literary usage of Chicken hawk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jamaican Song and Story: Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and by Walter Jekyll, Alice Werner, C. S. Myers, Lucy Etheldred Broadwood (1907)
"So they did go an' see Chicken-hawk about it an' pay Chicken-hawk so much. ... Chicken-hawk was on a tree. So they gone to swim for a long time, ..."

2. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1895)
"But the Coyote is so angry at the success of the Chicken-hawk that he shoots an arrow at the sun and set the earth on fire, and the coloring of his fur ..."

3. Pioneer History of Indiana: Including Stories, Incidents, and Customs of the by William Monroe Cockrum (1907)
"THE chicken hawk. The chicken hawk was so named because it was so won- 'derfully adept at catching chickens. These hawks are about half the size of the ..."

4. Chinook texts by Franz Boas (1894)
"He came to a prairie where he found a chicken-hawk. He shot it anil hit its wing. ... The chicken-hawk entered the same. Now he went on slowly. ..."

5. Bird-life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman (1901)
"Indeed of 220 stomachs which were examined of this so-called " Chicken " Hawk, only 3 contained remains of poultry! Of the rest, 12 contained birds ; 102, ..."

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