Chick etymology


English word chick comes from Proto-Germanic *kiukīną (Chicken.)

Etymology of chick

Detailed word origin of chick

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*kiukīną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Chicken.
ċycen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ċīecen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
chiken Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chick English (en) (slang) A young, especially attractive, woman or teenage girl.. A young bird.. A young chicken. (obsolete) To sprout, as seed does in the ground; to vegetate.

Words with the same origin as chick

Descendants of *kiukīną

chicken kick