verb \ˈchərk\

Definition of chirk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  cheer play with her and chirk her up a little — Harriet B. Stowe

Origin and Etymology of chirk

Middle English charken, chirken to creak, chirp, from Old English cearcian to creak; akin to Old English cracian to crack

First Known Use: 1843

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