chirk

verb \ ˈchərk \

Definition of chirk

transitive verb
: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



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