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- (informal, humorous) Characterised by being timid or afraid
- 1992, Penguin Books, Scaredy Kitten:
- Prescott's sister calls him a scaredy kitten because he's afraid of the dark.
- 1994, Stephen H. Lemberg, Scaredy dog:
- "Wait, Rufus!" cried the child. "Are you afraid of a bunny rabbit? You are such a scaredy dog!
- 2007, Chris McMahen, Klutzhood, page 64:
- “Yeah! They're scaredy chickens!” Rocko said. “It's scaredy cats, you lunkhead!” Pinball said.