Top Definition
A Gay term for an older man that constantly chases after younger men typically in their 20's.

The heterosexual female equivalent is the Cougar.
Alberto is such a Chicken Hawk. He was hanging out at the coffee shop again trying to pick up skateboarders half his age!
by Cancub April 22, 2004
1. Older male who seeks the company or favours of an younger male. The term has homosexual overtones.

2. A politician or other person who promotes war without having had any personal experience of it; especially those who have avoided the experience.
1. Henry, the old chickenhawk, hit on the boys at the college again today.

2. That draft-dodging chickenhawk has no business sending our children to war.
by Pointedly_Anonymous November 22, 2004
someone who avoids going to war or fighting in his lifetime, but still advocates that the war is necessary.
George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are chicken hawks.
by Rayl November 24, 2003
Any person who is a proponent of a war while not enlisting and going off to fight in said war. A kind of hypocrite. Really, a chickenhawk is one who says: "it's okay for other mother's sons and children's fathers to go off and get shot, dismembered and incinerated, but me, I'm too much of a wilting daisy to go off and break a nail trying to load one of those gun thingies."
My campus is swarming with chickenhawks. They wave signs saying "support our troops," but ask them to sign their flabby asses up and go take the risks they demand others take, they run like sissy cowards and cheer for Bush while the Tigris runs red with the blood of braver men.
by Gramatikon October 01, 2005
in gay slang, its an old man who goes for very young guys. see chicken
man neil went to jail for 10 years for doing a 12 year old, that silly old chicken hawk.
by minghi May 21, 2003
1. Any person who, in an official capacity, sends other people out routinely for dangerous activities while himself having never been exposed to the same risky behavior. This usually occurs in an authoritarian, militarized system and comes with constant propaganda in which the leader fashions himself as an ultimately benevolent crusader. The film "American History X" is an excellent, small-scale example.

2. An adult male who behaves in a sexual and often predatory manner towards adolescent males. This usage of the term is becoming archaic, in favor of "pedophile."
1. President Cush says that able men and women owe it to the nation to defend it against the Commies, but his military records prove him to be a chickenhawk.

2. I shot that sumbitch chickenhawk with mah .44. Blew a hole right through 'is head. He ain't gonna bother my nephew Cletus no more.
by stonerabbit November 25, 2006
An older gay man who like young gay bois. In other words, he likes "chicken."
He won't go for you, he's a chicken hawk, and you are 28.
by JSP March 19, 2005
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