• synonyms


[choo k-chee]
noun, plural Chuk·chees, (especially collectively) Chuk·chee.
  1. Chukchi.
Show More


or Chuch·chi, Chuck·chi, Chuk·chee

[choo k-chee]
noun, plural Chuk·chis, (especially collectively) Chuk·chi for 1.
  1. a member of a Paleo-Asiatic people of northeastern Siberia.
  2. the Chukotian language of the Chukchi people, noted for having different pronunciations for men and women.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chukchee

Historical Examples

  • Buza exclaimed, pulling the Chukchee, who was half tipsy, by the arm.

    More Tales by Polish Authors


  • Those cursed Chukchee drink it like fishes, and are wild to get it.

  • We didn't even make a fire, for I am afraid of the Chukchee.

  • "Your fame will spread among the Chukchee; you will have no peace now," Buza said to Stefan in the hall.

  • A Chukchee, dressed in fur and with a spear in his hand, lay face downwards across the pathway.

British Dictionary definitions for chukchee



  1. plural -chi, -chis, -chee or -chees a member of a people of the Chukchi Peninsula
  2. the language of this people, related only to some of the smaller aboriginal languages of Siberia
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012