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chook

[ chook, chook ]
/ tʃʊk, tʃuk /
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noun

Australian. a hen.
Slang. a woman.

interjection

(used as a call for poultry or pigs.)

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Also chook·ie [chook-ee, choo-kee]. /ˈtʃʊk i, ˈtʃu ki/.

Origin of chook

1885–90; compare British dialect chuck, chook call to poultry, chuck3, chicken
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Example sentences from the Web for chook

  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud “chook, chook,” and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender|Michael Fairless
  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud "chook, chook," and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender|Michael Fairless
  • A softer, more musical rendition is given when the birds are well bunched and feeding, which came to my ear as "chook."

  • Achun well knows all this, and he has determined to have Chook Aloong displaced.

    The Truth about Opium|William H. Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for chook

chook
/ (tʃʊk) /

verb

See jook

noun

Also called: chookie Australian informal a hen or chicken
Australian informal a woman, esp a more mature one

interjection

Australian a exclamation used to attract chickens
he couldn't raffle a chook in a pub he is incapable of carrying out even the simplest of tasks
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