What Does "Chickenshit" Mean?

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"Chickenshit" means "Cowardly, Timid, or Unimportant."

The term "chickenshit" is an informal and derogatory expression that is often used to describe something or someone as cowardly, timid, or unimportant. It is typically used to criticize behavior or actions that are considered insignificant, trivial, or lacking in courage or substance. For example:
  • "Stop being such a chickenshit and tell Sam you're leaving!"
  • "Having to ask permission to go to the toilet is complete chickenshit!"
"Chickenshit" is a vulgar term and can be offensive to some people.

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meaning of Chickenshit

"Cowardly, Timid, or Unimportant"

Summary of Key Points

"Cowardly, Timid, or Unimportant" is the most common definition for Chickenshit on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Cowardly, Timid, or Unimportant
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

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