Chick vs Muttonbirding - What's the difference?

chick | muttonbirding |


As nouns the difference between chick and muttonbirding

is that chick is a young bird while muttonbirding is the seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.

As a verb chick

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

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

    muttonbirding

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia muttonbirding)
  • The seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.