chiack

or chy·ack

[ chahy-uh k ]
/ ˈtʃaɪ ək /

verb (used with object) Australian.

to jeer at; tease; deride.

Nearby words

  1. chi-square distribution,
  2. chi-square test,
  3. chi-tse,
  4. chia,
  5. chia-ling,
  6. chiai,
  7. chiamussu,
  8. chian,
  9. chian turpentine,
  10. chiang ch'ing

Origin of chiack

First recorded in 1870–75; probably alteration of cheek

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British Dictionary definitions for chiack

chiack

chyack

Australian informal

verb (tr)

to tease or banter

noun

good-humoured banter

Word Origin for chiack

C19: from chi-hike, a shout or greeting

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