Definition of chicken water in English:

chicken water

Pronunciation /ˈtʃɪk(ɪ)n ˌwɔːtə/


dialect US
  • A soup made from chicken or chicken bones, especially one valued for its restorative properties.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Bonet's Guide to the Practical Physician. From chicken + water, originally after post-classical Latin aqua pulli.