Definition of Spring chicken

1. Noun. A young person (especially a young man or boy).

Exact synonyms: Young Person, Younker, Youth
Generic synonyms: Juvenile, Juvenile Person
Specialized synonyms: Blade, Hobbledehoy, Pup, Puppy, Pupil, School-age Child, Schoolchild, Slip



2. Noun. A young chicken having tender meat.
Generic synonyms: Chicken, Gallus Gallus

Definition of Spring chicken

1. Noun. A chicken for eating while it is still young. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring Chicken

spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty
spring break
spring breaks
spring cankerworm
spring chicken (current term)
spring clean
spring cleaning
spring cleans
spring cleavers
spring conjunctivitis
spring constant
spring cress
spring equinox
spring festival
spring fever
spring finger
spring for
spring frog
spring green

Literary usage of Spring chicken

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1. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1907)
"Since the introduction of the modern method of incubation, however, the spring chicken may be had at all seasons of the year. The "broiler" and "spring ..."

2. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1907)
"Since the introduction of the modern method of incubation, however, the spring chicken may be had at all seasons of the year. The " broiler" and "spring ..."

3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"Since the introduction of the modern method of incubation, however, the spring chicken may be had at all seasons of the year. The "broiler" and "spring ..."

4. Four Years in Rebel Capitals: An Inside View of Life in the Southern by Thomas Cooper De Leon (1890)
"After getting on the boat, spring chicken had been taking mint with sugar ... spring chicken stopped, balanced himself on his heels and announced with much ..."

5. The Book of Entrées by Thomas Jefferson Murrey (1886)
"spring chicken, Hungarian Style.—Disjoint a four pound chicken ; put it in a stew-pan with a quart of lukewarm water, half a tea- spoonful of salt, ..."

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