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chuck

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verb \ˈchək\

Definition of chuck

  1. :  cluck



Origin of chuck

Middle English chukken, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


2

chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. —used as an endearment



Origin of chuck

perhaps from chuck chicken


First Known Use: 1595


3

chuck

verb

Definition of chuck

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  pat, tap

  3. 2 a :  toss, throw b :  discard <chucked his old shirt> <chuck it out with the trash> c :  dismiss, oust —used especially with out <was chucked out of office>

  4. 3 :  give up <chucked his job>



Origin of chuck

origin unknown


First Known Use: 15th century


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. 1 :  a pat or nudge under the chin

  2. 2 :  an abrupt movement or toss



1611

First Known Use of chuck

1611


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. 1 :  a cut of beef that includes most of the neck, the parts about the shoulder blade, and those about the first three ribs — see beef illustration

  2. 2 chiefly West :  food

  3. 3 :  an attachment for holding a workpiece or tool in a machine (as a drill or lathe)



Origin of chuck

English dialect chuck lump


First Known Use: 1723




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