chucker

1
[chuhk-er]

Origin of chucker

1
1750–60, for literal sense; chuck1 + -er1

chucker

2
[chuhk-er]
noun Informal.
  1. woodchuck.

Origin of chucker

2
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Examples from the Web for chucker

Historical Examples of chucker

  • He wants to be an ecclesiastical “chucker out,” and cope with Mr. Kensitt and Co.

  • So they chatted along quite friendly and chucker like till they came to a cross road, and Nick wished the exciseman good bye.

  • My eyes had not deceived me, for there was the protg behind the counter in his new capacity of barman and ‘chucker out.’

  • At about eleven o'clock a "chucker out" would go down and clear out all the gentlemen who had not paid in advance for the night.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • The tall man had just arrived and was talking to a wisp of a creature facetiously known in the office as “the chucker out.”

    Where the Path Breaks

    Charles de Crspigny


British Dictionary definitions for chucker

chucker

noun
  1. a person who throws something
  2. cricket informal a bowler whose arm action is illegal
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