To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.
Rosie shook her head and clucked her tongue in amazement as deep as Janet's own.
Sam clucked to his team, and they started briskly down the trail.
Mrs. Smithers clucked disagreeably and went back to the house.
She clucked at the sight of the pool of water he was creating in her foyer.
Then he clucked to the Bay Eagle and rode over the hill, his humped back rising and falling with the gallop of the mare.
After a moment or two Thal clucked to his horse and started off again.
He clucked to the old horse, which awoke out of its drowse with a start, and moved on sluggishly.
Then the biggest brother turned about and clucked to the blue mare.
He clucked sympathetically, then burst into a yell of laughter.
Old English cloccian originally echoic. Cf. Turkish culuk, one of the words for "turkey;" Greek klozein, Latin glocire, German glucken. Related: Clucked; clucking.
1703, "sound made by a hen," from cluck (v.). Slang meaning "stupid person" (turkeys are famously foolish) is from 1927.