BEING AN EMOTIONAL AND EVOCATIVE WORD, ABLE TO EXALT POULTRY AND SATIRIZE LOVE ALL AT THE SAME TIME!
n. — a love letter, especially a neatly folded note
— a chicken
fm. Old French, meaning chicken, and Middle French, meaning a love letter. The origin of the transferred use is unclear, though possibly comes from a folded note’s resemblance to a chicken wing. Ah, l’amore…
first published. 1691
inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary