Cluck
Cluck Cluck, v. t. To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens. [1913 Webster]

She, poor hen, fond of no second brood, Has clucked three to the wars. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cluck — may refer to Clucking, reproduction related vocal behavior of female chicken Cluck, domestic hen perceived as unproductive of eggs due to brooding phase of avian incubation behavior cluck can transfer to click or other This disambiguation page… …   Wikipedia

  • cluck — ► NOUN ▪ the characteristic short, guttural sound made by a hen. ► VERB 1) make a cluck. 2) (cluck over/around) express fussy concern about. DERIVATIVES clucky adjective. ORIGIN imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • Cluck — Cluck, n. 1. The call of a hen to her chickens. [1913 Webster] 2. A click. See 3d {Click}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cluck — Cluck, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Clucked}; p pr. & vb. n. {Clucking}.] [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen. Ray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cluck — [kluk] vi. [ME clokken < OE cloccian: orig. echoic] to make a low, sharp, clicking sound, as of a hen calling her chickens or brooding vt. to utter with such a sound [to cluck one s disapproval] n. 1. the sound of clucking ☆ 2. Slang a dull,… …   English World dictionary

  • cluck — cluck1 [klʌk] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the sound] 1.) if a chicken clucks, it makes a short low sound 2.) [I and T] to express sympathy or disapproval by saying something, or by making a short low noise with your tongue ▪ Edith clucked… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cluck — {{11}}cluck (n.) 1703, from CLUCK (Cf. cluck) (v.). Slang meaning stupid person (turkeys are famously foolish) is from 1927. {{12}}cluck (v.) O.E. cloccian originally echoic. Cf. Turkish culuk, one of the words for turkey; Gk. klozan, L. glocire …   Etymology dictionary

  • cluck — [[t]klʌ̱k[/t]] clucks, clucking, clucked 1) VERB When a hen clucks, it makes short, low noises. The hens were already roosting high above my head, clucking softly into their feathers. 2) VERB (disapproval) To cluck over someone or something means …   English dictionary

  • cluck — I UK [klʌk] / US verb Word forms cluck : present tense I/you/we/they cluck he/she/it clucks present participle clucking past tense clucked past participle clucked 1) [intransitive] if a chicken clucks, it makes its usual short low sound 2) a)… …   English dictionary

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