Pullet meaning

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A young domestic hen, usually one that is less than one year old.
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A young hen, usually one not more than a year old.
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A young hen, especially one less than a year old. [from 14th c.]
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(slang) A spineless person; a coward.
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Origin of pullet

  • Middle English pulet from Old French polet diminutive of poul cock and poule hen both from Latin pullus young fowl, young animal, chicken pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman pullet, poulet (“young chicken"); polette (“young hen"), from poule (“hen").

    From Wiktionary