cluck

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cluck

verb \ˈklək\

of a chicken : to make a low sound

: to make a low sound with the tongue

: to talk about something in an excited and often disapproving way

Full Definition of CLUCK

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a cluck
2
:  to make a clicking sound with the tongue
3
:  to express interest or concern <critics clucked over the new developments>
transitive verb
1
:  to call with a cluck
2
:  to express with interest or concern

Examples of CLUCK

  1. The hen clucked at her chicks.
  2. The driver clucked at the horses to get them moving.
  3. Commentators have been clucking over his lack of experience.

Origin of CLUCK

imitative
First Known Use: 15th century

2cluck

noun

: a short, low sound that is made by a chicken

: a short, low sound that is used to show disapproval or sympathy

: a stupid or foolish person

Full Definition of CLUCK

1
:  the characteristic sound made by a hen especially in calling her chicks
2
:  a stupid or naive person <a dumb cluck>

Examples of CLUCK

  1. Don't be such a dumb cluck.
  2. <stuck with a bunch of clucks on an extended bus tour>

First Known Use of CLUCK

1703

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