- (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.