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chuck

verb \ ˈchək \

Definition of chuck

Origin and Etymology of chuck

Middle English chukken, of imitative origin


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

used as an endearment

Origin and Etymology of chuck

perhaps from chuck chicken


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chuck

verb

Definition of chuck

transitive verb
1 :pat, tap
2 a :toss, throw
b :discard
  • chucked his old shirt
  • chuck it out with the trash
c :dismiss, oust used especially with out
  • was chucked out of office
3 :give up
  • chucked his job

Origin and Etymology of chuck

origin unknown


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

1 :a pat or nudge under the chin
2 :an abrupt movement or toss

First Known Use of chuck

1611


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

1 :a cut of beef that includes most of the neck, the parts about the shoulder blade, and those about the first three ribs — see beef illustration
2 chiefly Western US :food
3 :an attachment for holding a workpiece or tool in a machine (such as a drill or lathe)

Origin and Etymology of chuck

English dialect chuck lump



CHUCK Defined for Kids

chuck

verb \ ˈchək \

Definition of chuck for Students

chucked; chucking
1 :to give a pat or tap to
  • He chucked me under the chin.
2 :1toss 1
  • I chucked it out the window.


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