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Slang

chicken out

This page is about the slang term chicken out

Meaning

to change one's mind about doing something because of fear

For example

  • I was going to go sky diving, but I chickened out at the last minute.

  • Gary said he felt too sick to go bungee jumping, but his friends said he was just chickening out.

Quick Quiz

Johnny chickened out because he was

a. excited

b. afraid

c. busy

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey