chuk·​ka | \ˈchə-kə \

Definition of chukka 

: a usually ankle-high leather boot with two or three pairs of eyelets or a buckle and strap

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Through a doorway at the back of a ramen shop is an intimate little spot serving cocktails and Japanese bites like fried baby octopus (chukka idako). Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 Dropping today are three versions of the made-in-England chukka in beige, black, and purple— Scott Christian, Esquire, "Drake's OVO x Clarks Desert Boots Have Finally Arrived," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of chukka

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chukka

chukka, alteration of chukker; from a similar polo player's boot

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