chickenshit

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chickenshit (comparative more chickenshit, superlative most chickenshit)

  1. (slang, vulgar) Petty and contemptible; contemptibly unimportant. (Compare bullshit.)
  2. (vulgar, slang) Cowardly.
    How chickenshit of that girl to just stand there and do nothing.

Noun[edit]

chickenshit (uncountable)

  1. (slang, vulgar) Petty and contemptible thing(s).
    don't waste your time on that chickenshit
  2. (slang, vulgar) A coward.
    I told him I wasn't having his insults, and he just backed right down. What a chickenshit.
  3. (vulgar, military, slang) A low-ranking officer who lords over and needlessly makes life miserable for his underlings; a petty, abusive martinet.
    That chickenshit drove his men nearly to mutiny.

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