Definition of Chukchi
plural Chukchi or Chukchis
1 : a member of a Siberian people inhabiting the Chukchi Peninsula
2 : the language of the Chukchi people
Origin of chukchi
Russian chukcha (plural chukchi), probably ultimately from Chukchi čavčəv reindeer breeder
First Known Use: 1780
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