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chook

[choo k, chook]
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noun
  1. Australian. a hen.
  2. Slang. a woman.
interjection
  1. (used as a call for poultry or pigs.)
Also chook·ie [choo k-ee, choo-kee] /ˈtʃʊk i, ˈtʃu ki/.

Origin of chook

1885–90; compare British dialect chuck, chook call to poultry, chuck3, chicken
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Examples from the Web for chook

Historical Examples

  • Achun well knows all this, and he has determined to have Chook Aloong displaced.

    The Truth about Opium

    William H. Brereton

  • A softer, more musical rendition is given when the birds are well bunched and feeding, which came to my ear as "chook."

  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud “chook, chook,” and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender

    Michael Fairless

  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud "chook, chook," and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender

    Michael Fairless


British Dictionary definitions for chook

chook

verb
  1. See jook
noun
  1. Also called: chookie Australian informal a hen or chicken
  2. Australian informal a woman, esp a more mature one
interjection
  1. Australian a exclamation used to attract chickens
  2. he couldn't raffle a chook in a pub he is incapable of carrying out even the simplest of tasks
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