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 Chich’ivache (3 syl.).Chicken (plural chickens). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chick-a-biddy (A).
 
A child’s name for a young chicken, and a mother’s word of endearment to her young child. “Biddy” is merely the call of a child, bid-bid-bid-bid to a chicken.   1
        “Do you, sweet Rob? Do you truly, chickabiddy?”—Dickens: Dombey and Son.
 


 Chich’ivache (3 syl.).Chicken (plural chickens). 

 
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