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chuck

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verb \ˈchək\

Definition of chuck

  1. :  cluck

Origin and Etymology of chuck

Middle English chukken, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. —used as an endearment

Origin and Etymology of chuck

perhaps from chuck chicken


First Known Use: 1595


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chuck

verb

Definition of chuck

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  pat, tap

  3. 2a :  toss, throwb :  discard chucked his old shirt chuck it out with the trashc :  dismiss, oust —used especially with out was chucked out of office

  4. 3 :  give up chucked his job

Origin and Etymology of chuck

origin unknown


First Known Use: 15th century


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. 1 :  a pat or nudge under the chin

  2. 2 :  an abrupt movement or toss

1611

First Known Use of chuck

1611


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chuck

noun

Definition of chuck

  1. 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. 2 chiefly Western US :  food

  3. 3 :  an attachment for holding a workpiece or tool in a machine (as a drill or lathe)

Origin and Etymology of chuck

English dialect chuck lump


First Known Use: 1723



CHUCK Defined for Kids

chuck

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verb \ˈchək\

Definition of chuck for Students

chucked

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chucking

  1. 1 :  to give a pat or tap to He chucked me under the chin.

  2. 2 :  1toss 1 I chucked it out the window.



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