Meaning of HEN in English



Pronunciation: ' hen

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English henn; akin to Old English hana rooster ― more at CHANT

Date: before 12th century

1 a : a female chicken especially over a year old broadly : a female bird b : the female of various mostly aquatic animals (as lobsters or fish)

2 : WOMAN especially : a fussy middle-aged woman

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