Chicken out

What is Chicken out?

Chicken out definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a domestic fowl, Gallus domesticus, descended from various jungle fowl of southeastern Asia and developed in a number of breeds for its flesh, eggs, and feathers.
the young of this bird, especially when less than a year old.
the flesh of the chicken, especially of the young bird, used as food.

Slang. a cowardly or fearful person. a young or inexperienced person, especially a young girl. petty details or tasks. unnecessary discipline or regulations. a young male homosexual, especially one sought as a sexual partner by older men.

a contest in which two cars approach each other at high speed down the center of a road, the object being to force one’s opponent to veer away first.
a policy or strategy of challenging an opponent to risk a clash or yield: diplomats playing chicken at the conference table.

(of food) containing, made from, or having the flavor of chicken: chicken salad; chicken soup.
Slang. cowardly. petty or trivial: a chicken regulation. obsessed with petty details, regulations, etc.: He’s quitting this chicken outfit to become his own boss.

Verb Phrases
chicken out, Slang. to refrain from doing something because of fear or cowardice: I chickened out when I saw how deep the water was. to renege or withdraw: You can’t chicken out of this business deal now.