Meaning of white-feathered in English:

white-feathered

adjective

  • 1Especially of domestic poultry: having white feathers.

  • 2Designating a coward; cowardly.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Leonard Mascall (d. 1589), translator and author. From white + feathered.

Pronunciation

white-feathered

/ˌwʌɪtˈfɛðəd/