cheechako

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

Definition of cheechako

plural

cheechakos

  1. :  tenderfoot 2 —used chiefly in Alaska

Origin and Etymology of cheechako

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


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