verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of cluck1
Origin of cluck2
Examples from the Web for cluck
Secondly, readers should not cluck their satisfaction so blithely over economic sanctions.Les Gelb Puts Russia in Its Place—and Critics in Theirs|Leslie H. Gelb|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It used to be cute, and adults would shake their heads and cluck their tongues.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Cluck, put, put," there stands a young gobbler within twenty paces to the left: he has approached from the rear.The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting|Edward A. McIlhenny
What the meaning may be of this cluck of the tongue, which has been observed with various people, I cannot imagine.The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals|Charles Darwin
He couldn't afford to have this chance smashed by a cluck like Garret.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
It was a short-backed hen: she winked with one eye, crying, "Cluck, cluck!"Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls|Anna Cogswell Tyler
Even the street boys sang 'zizizi' and 'cluck, cluck, cluck,' and the emperor sang it too.Stories from Hans Andersen|Hans Christian Andersen
Word Origin for cluck
Old English cloccian originally echoic. Cf. Turkish culuk, one of the words for "turkey;" Greek klozein, Latin glocire, German glucken. Related: Clucked; clucking.
1703, "sound made by a hen," from cluck (v.). Slang meaning "stupid person" (turkeys are famously foolish) is from 1927.