noun, plural Che·chens, (especially collectively) Che·chen for 1.
- a member of a Sunni Muslim people living in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas, closely related to the Ingush.
- the Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen.
noun plural -chens or -chen
- a member of a people of Russia, speaking a Circassian language and chiefly inhabiting the Chechen Republic