Wife vs Chick - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wife and chick

is that wife is a married woman, especially in relation to her spouse while chick is a young bird.

As a verb chick is

(obsolete) to sprout, as seed does in the ground; to vegetate.

wife

English

Noun

(wives)
  • A married woman, especially in relation to her spouse.
  • My wife and I have decided to have a baby.
  • * (The Fisherman and His Wife)
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • The female of a pair of mated animals.
  • Usage notes

    Although not common, wife'' can be used with ''the to indicate one's own wife. For instance, "I'd like to go, but the wife wants me home." More commonly, "my wife".

    Synonyms

    * (married woman) better half, life partner, little woman (slang), partner, significant other, spouse * See also

    Antonyms

    * (married woman) husband, were (obsolete)

    See also

    * uxorial

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun "wife") * (From woman) alewife * (partner) co-wife * (partner) ex-wife * (woman) fishwife * (woman) goodwife * (partner) housewife * (partner) huswife * (partner) man and wife/I now declare you man and wife * (woman) midwife * (woman) old wife/old-wife/oldwife * (woman) pudding-wife * seawife * sister-wife * spaewife * (partner) trophy wife * (partner) wife-beater * (woman/partner) wifehood * (partner) wifeless * (woman) wifely * (partner) wifey (wife)

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wife")

    References

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    Statistics

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    chick

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A young bird.
  • A young chicken.
  • (slang) (rft-sense) A woman (especially one who is young and/or attractive).
  • Three cool chicks / Are walking down the street / Swinging their hips — song "Three Cool Cats" by
  • * {{quote-book, year=1927, title=Elmer Gantry, author=Sinclair Lewis
  • , passage=He had determined that marriage now would cramp his advancement in the church and that, anyway, he didn't want to marry this brainless little fluffy chick , who would be of no help in impressing rich parishioners.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=2004, title=Bad moon rising?, author=Tess Pendergrass
  • , passage=I can't believe you've got a hot chick in that ratty apartment with you.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Derived terms

    * chick flick * chickfriend * chick lit

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To sprout, as seed does in the ground; to vegetate.
  • (Chalmers)

    References