"We thought it wouldn't do for you to get the chuck out of it after all these years, Cap'n Brisket," said George, calmly.
Maur Harrithon theth his dad's goin' to chuck out ole McKinthtry.
He is absolutely unnecessary, for there is seldom anyone in a Grand Htel to "chuck out," and this would be his only justification.
"to throw," 1590s, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" (1580s), possibly from French choquer "to shock, strike against," imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.
"piece of wood or meat," 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) "block." "Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated." Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.
"slight blow under the chin," 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning "a toss, a throw" is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.