or che·cha·ko, chee·cha·co
- a tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.
Origin of cheechako
1895–1900; < Chinook Jargon; chee just now, new < Lower Chinook čxi straightway + chako come < Nootka čokwa· come! (imperative particle)
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Examples from the Web for cheechako
No one but an arrant, thoughtless, selfish Cheechako will use a live growing tree against which to build a fire.The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft
Before us and behind us the great Cheechako army laboured along with infinite travail.
At Bennett the two great Cheechako armies converged, and there must have been thirty thousand people camped round the lake.
The anxious Cheechako had vanished from the scene, and the victorious miner masqueraded in his place.