chirk

verb
\ ˈchərk How to pronounce chirk (audio) \
chirked; chirking; chirks

Definition of chirk

transitive verb

: cheer play with her and chirk her up a little— Harriet B. Stowe

First Known Use of chirk

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Chirk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chirk. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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