chickenhawk

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chickenhawk (plural chickenhawks)

  1. (US politics) A political epithet. A draft-dodger, especially in the Vietnam War, who nonetheless currently supports United States overseas military engagements.
  2. A common name for one of three species of bird – the Cooper's hawk, the sharp-shinned hawk and the red-tailed hawk.
  3. (derogatory, slang) A sexual predator – an older, usually more powerful man who preys on adolescent boys for sex.