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“… Kelly Nicole hen sir …”

meanings of hen


  1. A female of other bird species, particularly a sexually mature female fowl.
  2. A henlike person of either sex.
  3. A hen night.
  4. A bride-to-be, particularly in the context of her "hen night" festivities.
  5. A female fish (especially a salmon or trout) or crustacean.
  6. A female chicken (Gallus gallus), particularly a sexually mature one kept for her eggs. Coordinate term: cock.
  7. The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), a bivalve shellfish.
  8. A woman, particularly.
  9. An affectionate term of address used to women or girls.


  1. Alternative form of mother-hen.
  2. To throw.


  1. Hence.

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