Meaning of “hen” in the English Dictionary

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"hen" in British English

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hennoun [ C ]

uk /hen/ us /hen/

hen noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

an adult female chicken, often kept for its eggs

the female of any bird

hen noun [ C ] (WOMAN)

UK informal a woman who is going to get married soon, when she is at a hen party (= a party with her women friends to celebrate this)

Scottish English used as a way of talking to a woman or girl, especially a friend:

Are you not feeling too good, hen?

(Definition of “hen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hennoun [ C ]

us /hen/

an adult female chicken that is often kept for its eggs, or the female of any bird

(Definition of “hen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)