chuck


1chuck

verb \ˈchək\

Definition of CHUCK

:  cluck

Origin of CHUCK

Middle English chukken, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century

2chuck

noun

Definition of CHUCK

—used as an endearment

Origin of CHUCK

perhaps from chuck chicken
First Known Use: 1595

3chuck

transitive verb

Definition of CHUCK

1
:  pat, tap
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>
3
:  give up <chucked his job>

Origin of CHUCK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 15th century

4chuck

noun

Definition of CHUCK

1
:  a pat or nudge under the chin
2
:  an abrupt movement or toss

First Known Use of CHUCK

1611

5chuck

noun

Definition of CHUCK

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
chiefly West :  food
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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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