Chicken vs Nuts - What's the difference?

chicken | nuts |

As a proper noun chicken

is a cdp in alaska.

As a noun nuts is


As an adjective nuts is

(colloquial) insane, mad.

As an interjection nuts is

indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.

As a verb nuts is




(wikipedia chicken) (Gallus gallus) (Gallus gallus)


  • (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:
  • "This case will make a stir, sir," he remarked. "It beats anything I have seen, and I am no chicken ."
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Stella is 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.)
  • Don't play chicken with a freight train; you're guaranteed to lose.
  • The game of dare.
  • Synonyms

    * (bird) cock (male only), chook , hen (female only), rooster (male only) * (coward) * twink * (young inexperienced person) spring chicken * See also

    Derived terms

    * chicken and egg * chicken feed * chicken fillet * chickenhawk * chicken Kiev * chickenpox * chicken salt * chickenshit * 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


    (en adjective)
  • cowardly
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To avoid as a result of fear.
  • To develop physical or other characteristics resembling a chicken's, for example, bumps on the skin.
  • Derived terms

    * chicken out * chicken legs

    See also

    * egg * poultry * cockerel * hen




    (head) (p)
  • (vulgar, slang) Testicles.
  • Ohhh, he just got kicked in the nuts!
  • (poker) A hand that can be proven unbeatable even when the hand's holder does not know any of the hidden cards the other poker players involved in a hand hold or held.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (colloquial) Insane, mad.
  • After living on the island alone for five years, he eventually went nuts .
  • (colloquial, figuratively) Crazy, mad; unusually pleased or, alternatively, angered.
  • I just go nuts over her fantastic desserts.
    The referee made a bad call against the home team and the crowd went nuts .


    * nutty * See also


    (en interjection)
  • Indicates annoyance, anger, or disappointment.
  • Nuts! They didn't even listen to what I had to say.
  • Signifies rejection of a proposal or idea, as in forget it,'' ''no way,'' or ''nothing doing .
  • Usage notes

    * The association with testicles (See .) adds an intensifying effect to the anger or rejection. * Use of "Nuts" rather than another form of "No" is often intentionally insulting.


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