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cheechako

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noun chee·cha·ko \chē-ˈchä-(ˌ)kō, -ˈchȯ- also -ˈcha-\

Definition of cheechako

plural cheechakos

  1. :  tenderfoot 1 —used chiefly in Alaska



Origin of cheechako

Chinook Jargon, from chee new (from Lower Chinook čxi right away) + chako come, from Nootka čokʷa· come, imperative


First Known Use: 1897


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