“Don’t be such a chicken squat” meaning explained: What did country singer Dolly Parton mean by this? In a recent video, Parton can be seen getting the Moderna covid-19 vaccine and encouraging viewers to follow her example.

‘Chicken squat’ meaning explained

A video appeared on social media yesterday, 3 March, showing country singer and “national treasure” Dolly Parton getting her covid-19 Moderna vaccine.

While getting the jab, Parton encourages viewers to do the same as soon as they’re able and not be afraid of it. “Don’t be such a chicken squat, go out there and get your shot!” she says, and laughs.

The video is now viral on social media and people are wondering at the meaning of “chicken squat” in this context.

‘Chicken squat’, but not literally

The literal meaning of a chicken squat can be either a mating behaviour or a sign of defensiveness common in chickens.

However, in the context of Dolly Parton’s video, the meaning of “chicken squat” is closer to an American slang swearword, but cleaned up for politeness.

The expression usually means someone is “lacking courage”, which is essentially what Parton is saying when she calls out her viewers and encourages them to get vaccinated.

Dolly Parton gets the Moderna vaccine

Dolly Parton can be seen on social media encouraging her fans to get the Moderna covid-19 vaccine. In the 3 minute, 55-second video, she jokingly sings a “vaccine” version of her song, Jolene.

In true Dolly fashion she then says, “I just wanna say to all the cowards out there, don’t be such a chicken squat, go out there and get your shot!”

The 75-year-old country singer met the criteria for the vaccine and directly after her message she got the jab by her doctor at Vanderbilt University medical centre, where she donated $1 million last year, in order to help develop the vaccine.

Twitter reacts

Dolly Parton fans can now be seen using the term “chicken squat”, meaning “coward”, all over Twitter, with many of them having had the shot themselves and finding Parton’s turn of phrase hilarious.

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