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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Chick
To sprout, as seed in the ground; to vegetate.

Etymology: OE. chykkyn chyke chicken

noun Chick
  1. A chicken.
  2. A child or young person; -- a term of endearment.
  3. a young woman; -- often considered offensive.(slang)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Young bird especially of domestic fowl
  2. Informal terms for a (young) woman

From Middle English chike, variation of chiken (“chicken”), from Old English ċicen, cycen (“chicken”). Sense of "young woman" first attested in Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927) . More at chicken.

  1. A young bird.
  2. A young chicken.
  3. (slang) A young, especially attractive, woman or teenage girl.
    Three cool / Are walking down the street / Swinging their hips — song "Three Cool Cats" by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

From Hindustani, ultimately from Persian

  1. (India, Pakistan) A screen or blind made of finely slit bamboo and twine, hung in doorways or windows.

    chick was also found in the following language(s): Yola

    Notable Persons Named Chick

    Chick Corea is a jazz, jazz fusion, post-bop, latin jazz, classical music, avant-garde jazz, bebop, and progressive rock musician. He plays Piano, keyboards, synthesizers, organ, vibraphone, drums, and Organ (music). He was most active from 1962 to present. Chick was given the name Armando Anthony Corea on June 12th, 1941 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.


    Chick Hearn was a sportscaster and sports commentator. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to 2002. Chick was given the name Francis Dayle Hearn on November 27th, 1916 in Aurora, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on August 5th, 2002.


    Chick Webb was a jazz drummer and bandleader. He plays Drums, Gladstone Hand Sock, and Drum kit. Chick was given the name William Henry Webb on February 10th, 1905 in Baltimore. He left this life on June 16th, 1939.


    Chick Gandil was a baseball player. Chick was born on January 19th, 1888 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He died on December 13th, 1970.


    Chick McGee is a presenter. Chick was given the name Charles Dean Fout on November 26th, 1957 in London, Ohio.


    Chick Churchill is a blues rock, blues, and rock music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1960. Chick was given the name Michael George Churchill on January 2nd, 1946 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Chick

    Austin Chick is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Austin was born in 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.


    Jack T. Chick is a publisher, comic book creator, writer, and comic book. Jack was given the name Jack Thomas Chick on April 13th, 1924 in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.


    The is also known as Leslie Gold.


    Daniel Chick is an australian rules football player.


    Tom was born on August 14th, 1966.


    John Chick is a football player for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. John was born on November 20th, 1982 in Gillette, Wyoming.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Chick U.S.
      White 84.22% 64.26%
      African American 4.32% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.46% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.44% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 6.51% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Chick

    People with the last name Chick are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Chick

    • How Popular is the name Chick? Chick is the 40,509th most popular name of all time. As a last name Chick was the 7,377th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Chick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77 babies born with the first name Chick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chick to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1906 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Chick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chick is Wednesday, August 25th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Chick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chick was in 1916 with a total of 7 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Chick: Your name in reverse order is Kcihc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikchc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Chick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,517 people with the last name Chick.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Chick as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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