chook
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1880 Australian & New Zealand chicken 1

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  • chook — /chook, choohk/, n. 1. Australian. a hen. 2. Slang. a woman. interj. 3. (used as a call for poultry or pigs.) Also, chookie /chook ee, chooh kee/. [1885 90; cf. Brit. dial. chuck, chook call to poultry, CHUCK3, CHICKEN] * * * …   Universalium

  • chook — chook; chook·ie; …   English syllables

  • chook — /tʃʊk / (say chook) Colloquial –noun 1. a domestic chicken. 2. a chicken slaughtered for eating: a frozen chook; a barbecued chook. 3. chicken meat. 4. Also, old chook. an older woman: silly old chook; a nice old chook. 5. (an affectionate name… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chook — A domestic fowl. Chook comes from British dialect chuck or chucky chicken , a word imitating a hen s cluck. Australians use chicken to mean the meat of the bird or a baby fowl . Chook is the common term for the live bird, although chook raffles,… …   Australian idioms

  • Chook — 1. domesticated chicken: The chooks got out last night and it took me half an hour to round them all up again ; 2. chicken slaughtered for eating: frozen chooks ; barbecued chook ; 3. chicken meat; 4. woman: a nice old chook ; 5. affectionate… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chook — I Australian Slang 1. domesticated chicken: The chooks got out last night and it took me half an hour to round them all up again ; 2. chicken slaughtered for eating: frozen chooks ; barbecued chook ; 3. chicken meat; 4. woman: a nice old chook ;… …   English dialects glossary

  • chook — UK [tʃʊk] / US noun [countable] Word forms chook : singular chook plural chooks Australian informal a chicken …   English dictionary

  • chook — noun /tʃʊk/ A hen, or a cooked chicken …   Wiktionary

  • chook — chicken …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • chook — n Australian a chicken. This is an alternative pronun ciation of an old dialect term, imitating the clucking of hens, which gives chuck in British English. ► I hope your chooks turn to emus and kick down your dunnee. (Rural Australian curse) …   Contemporary slang

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