Squab-chick

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squab-chick (Zoöl) A young chicken before it is fully fledged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Squab-chick a fledgling
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Scand.; cf. Sw. dial. sqvapp, a word imitative of a splash, sqvabb, loose flesh, sqvabbig, flabby.