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English definition of “hen”

hen

noun [C]     /hen/
an adult female chicken , often kept for its eggs the female of any bird Scottish English informal used as a way of talking to a woman or girl , especially someone that you like: "Are you not feeling too good, hen?"Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
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