from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Archaic form of chirrup.
- v. Archaic form of chirrup.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short, sharp, cheerful noise; a chirp; a chirrup.
- intransitive v. To make a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to chirp. See chirrup.
- transitive v. To excite or urge on by making a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to cherup to. See chirrup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chirp or chirrup: as, “cherupping birds,”
- To excite or urge on by chirruping.
- n. A chirp or chirrup.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The only sounds he utters are an occasional clicking cherup, and now and then, with a plaintive cadence, he seems to speak the word _pewee_.
Which as she went, would cherup through the bills.
Which, as she went, would cherup through the bills.
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