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In phrases as "the son of a white hen", "a white hen's chick (also chicken)"): a fortunate person or thing; a favourite child; compare senses A. 9 and A. 10.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages.
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