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Derisive, North American vulgarims with 2 shades of meaning:

A) Archaic (WWII-era) army slang for someone whose brand of shit was too small-minded and lame to be called bullshit or horseshit. This was typically an obnoxious, petty tyrant of an officer, particularly the kind who liked to push people around with made-up rules and regulations. Best exemplified in popular culture by the character of Frank Burns on M.A.S.H.

B) A coward; basically calling them chicken, with a 4-letter word tacked on for emphasis.

(Please note that these two definitions CAN overlap.)
A) "All through your Army careers, you men have bitched about what you call 'chicken shit drilling'." - George S. Patton, 1944

B) "That's a good answer, Wykowski. It's a chickenshit answer, but it's a good one." - Christopher Walken as Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey, "Biloxi Blues," 1988
by The Urban Husky May 01, 2011
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1.
Coward... Cowardly... Wimp... Wimpy
That punk won't fight because he's a little chicken shit
by Tino September 01, 2003
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2.
WWII troop slang for military bureaucratic bullshit. The word implies that the regulations in question are so silly and trifling that they don't measure up to the level of bullshit. Subsequently, the word came to be merely an intensification of the epithet chicken.
In life and death matters, soldiers relied on their common sense and ignored the chickenshit regulations their superiors foisted upon them whenever possible.
by My dixie wrecked November 25, 2003
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3.
Name for people who are cowardly
That chickenshit can't kill a fly.
by Pr0n April 03, 2003
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4.
superfluous, unnecessary, petty, trivial, insignificant, needless, uncalled-for…. (:>))
Take you chicken shit job with your chicken shit ideas and shove it up your chicken shit butt....
by Harold April 19, 2003
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5.
According to Paul Fussel's book "Wartime," "Chickenshit refers to behavior that makes military life worse than it need be: petty harassment of the weak by the strong; open scrimmage for power and authority and prestige; sadism thinly disguised as necessary discipline; a constant 'paying off of old scores'; and insistence on the letter rather than the spirit of ordinances. Chickenshit is so called--instead of horse- or bull- or elephant shit--because it is small-minded and ignoble and takes the trivial seriously."

This definition is cited by at least two books by Steven E. Ambrose, "Citizen Soldiers" and "Band of Brothers."
Soldier 1: I got fined $25 this morning!

Soldier 2: What for?

Soldier 1: Some rear-echelon type saw me and said that I wasn't maintaing a professional appearance. I can't help it that we've been living in foxholes for the last week and because of the snipers, I can't shave.

Soldier 2: That's chickenshit.
by CW_5000 July 22, 2009
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6.
a coward, an unmanly being,a man without testicles,a pussy
Mark:James come to the senior lot and cut with us.
James:Bro, I cant, i dont want to walk passed the security gaurd.
Mark:Chickenshit
by - .- May 18, 2007
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7.
A gigantic pussy or wimp. One who talks a game but can't back it up.
Randy Orton(always letting his bitch do his dirty work) such a chicken shit

by Child of God March 05, 2009
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