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cheechako

or che路cha路ko, chee路cha路co

[ chee-chah-koh ]
/ t蕛i藞t蕛蓱 ko蕣 /
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noun, plural chee路cha路kos.(sometimes initial capital letter)Informal.(in Alaska and Northern Canada)
a tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.
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Origin of cheechako

1895鈥1900; <Chinook Jargon; chee just now, new <Lower Chinook 膷xi straightway + chako come <Nootka 膷okwa路 come! (imperative particle)
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How to use cheechako in a sentence

  • Before us and behind us the great Cheechako army laboured along with infinite travail.

    The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
  • At Bennett the two great Cheechako armies converged, and there must have been thirty thousand people camped round the lake.

    The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
  • The anxious Cheechako had vanished from the scene, and the victorious miner masqueraded in his place.

    The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
  • No one but an arrant, thoughtless, selfish Cheechako will use a live growing tree against which to build a fire.

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