or Chuch·chi, Chuck·chi, Chuk·chee

[ chook-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.

Words Nearby Chukchi Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Chukchi in a sentence

  • Chukchi women are often tattooed with two black-blue convex lines running from the eye to the chin.

  • Even the sailors struggled with the Chukchi vocabulary, and tried to teach their savage friends Swedish.

    From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin
  • One day at the end of February a Chukchi who had lost his way came on board, carrying a dog by the hind legs.

    From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin
  • All the men on the Vega, except the cook, hastened on deck to look at these unexpected visitors of Chukchi race.

    From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin
  • One of the officers learned to speak Chukchi fluently, and compiled a dictionary of this peculiar language.

    From Pole to Pole | Sven Anders Hedin

British Dictionary definitions for Chukchi



/ (ˈtʃʊktʃɪ) /

  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

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