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English definition of “chickenshit”

chickenshit

noun [C], adjective     /ˈtʃɪk.ɪn.ʃɪt/ US slang
disapproving for chicken (= a person who is not brave): C'mon, don't be such a chickenshit - just go up and ask her to dance.Heroes and cowardsCowardly
(Definition of chickenshit nounadjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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