See also: chicken
Chosen instead of ptarmigan (a common local bird) because of a dispute over the correct spelling.
- IPA(key): /ˈ(t)ʃɪkən/, [ˈtʃɪkən], [ˈtʃɪkŋ̩], [ˈʃɪkən], [ˈʃɪkŋ̩]
- Homophone: schicken (according to the pronunciation without /t-/)
Chicken n (genitive Chickens or Chicken, no plural)
- The word is used chiefly in compounds directly borrowed from English. However, there is also some independent productive use, for example in forms like Chickendöner.