Meaning of HEN in English


[noun] [C] - an adult female chicken which is often kept for its eggs, or the female of any birdShe keeps hens in her back yard and sells their eggs.a hen pheasant(Scottish English) Hen is sometimes used as a way of addressing a woman or girl, esp. someone that you like."Are you not feeling too good, hen?"A hen night/party is a party for women only, often one held for a woman in the period just before she is married.Compare stag night at stag (ANIMAL).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.