An example of a chick is a newborn chicken.
Origin of chick
- Middle English chike variant of chiken chicken chicken
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English chike, variation of chiken (“chicken”), from Old English ċicen, cycen (“chicken”). Sense of "young woman" first attested in Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (1927) . More at chicken.