Chicken vs Poop - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between chicken and poop
is that chicken
is (countable) a domestic fowl, gallus gallus
, especially when young while poop
is the stern of a ship or poop
can be (often|childish) excrement or poop
can be a set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process or poop
can be a slothful person.
As verbs the difference between chicken and poop
is that chicken
is to avoid as a result of fear while poop
is to break seawater with the poop
of a vessel, especially the poop deck or poop
can be (obsolete|intransitive) to make a short blast on a horn or poop
can be to tire, exhaust often used with out
As an adjective chicken
(countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus , especially when young
(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
(countable, slang) A coward.
(countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair. Compare chickenhawk
(countable, slang) A young or inexperienced person.
* 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , III:
* Jonathan Swift
- "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the chicken (, the loser.)
- Stella is no chicken .
The game of dare.
- Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
* (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only)
* (young inexperienced person) spring chicken
* See also
* chicken and egg
* chicken feed
* chicken fillet
* chicken Kiev
* chicken salt
* like a chicken with its head cut off
* like a chicken with the pip
* play chicken
* run around like a chicken with its head cut off
* spring chicken
To avoid as a result of fear.
To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
* chicken out
* chicken legs
Recorded since circa 1405, from (etyl) poupe, from (etyl) poppa, from (etyl) puppis, all meaning "stern of a ship".
* poop deck
To break seawater with the poop of a vessel, especially the poop deck.
* We were pooped within hailing of the quay and were nearly sunk.
To embark a ship over the stern.
Origin uncertain, possibly from (etyl) poupen.
(obsolete) To make a short blast on a horn
(obsolete) To break wind.
- His horse pooped right in the middle of the parade.
(often, childish) Excrement.
* The dog took a poop on the grass.
The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically low pitch.
- 2001 , , Thomas the tank engine collection : a unique collection of stories from the railway series - p. 157 - Egmont Books, Limited, Aug 15, 2001
(US, dated) information, facts.
- Two minutes passed - five - seven- ten. "Poop'! ' Poop !" Everyone knew that whistle, and a mighty cheer went up as the Queen's train glided into the station.
* See also
* pooper scooper
* YouTube poop
* Recorded in World War II (1941) Army slang poop sheet "up to date information", itself of uncertain origin, perhaps toilet paper referring to etymology 2.
A set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process.
* Here’s the info paper with the poop on that carburetor.
Origin uncertain, perhaps sound imitation.
To tire, exhaust. Often used with out .
* I'm pooped from working so hard
* He pooped out a few strides from the finish line.
Origin uncertain, perhaps a shortening of nincompoop.
A slothful person.
* Hurry up, you old poop !