chickabiddy

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Noun[edit]

chickabiddy (plural chickabiddies)

  1. (childish) A chicken or similar bird.
  2. Term of endearment for a young child.
    • 1909, Francis Hopkinson Smith, The Man In The High-Water Boots[1]:
      "I tried to cheer her up a little with touches of warm tones here and there--all lies--same kind you tell your own chickabiddy when she's blue--but she wouldn't have it and cried straight ahead for four hours until the sun came out; but I was through by that time and waded ashore.