American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A locomotive train.
- n. childish The sound made by a steam locomotive.
- n. childish A railway locomotive.
- n. childish A railway train. (Also called a choo-choo train)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Baby talk a train or a locomotive; -- a child's word.
- n. a child's word for locomotive
- From baby-talk imitation of the sound of a locomotive whistle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But at least pronounce them with the "h" sound rather than the "ch" sound as in Cheney or choo-choo.”
“Mango-fried pawpaws reminded Jones of Africa -- of choo-choo trains, black nationalists, and wounded lions twitching in the bush.”
“Visions were conjured of the back yard of 10 Downing Street... the two Brown toddlers playing choo-choo trains with the two Murdoch boys some thirty years older all four boys in short trousers -- while daddies Rupert and Gordon sat enjoying a glass of Australian Chardonnay and discussing details of Britain's debt crisis.”
“At eight the next morning, Johnnie put her on what looked like an old-fashioned toy choo-choo train, known as the SEAC Special, which the Americans affectionately called the “Toonerville Trolley.””
“Now, Goldrick says, TUGs decorated like trains — even programmed to say "choo-choo" — do the heavy lifting, so food service workers can interact more with patients and their families.”
“So does the choo-choo train he gets to ride in when it pulls up!”
“And if that is not enough, there are tiny choo-choo trains running in all direction on the floor, further reinforcing the phantasmagorical sense of the whole enterprise.”
“And it is no secret that the City of Portland loves choo-choo trains too.”
“So ... that's why the Sellwood Bridge is going to fall in the river and we're going to build a new choo-choo and bike bridge.”
“It is no secret that Metro loves choo-choo trains.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘choo-choo’.
Go for it, brothers and sisters! I personally have been suffering long for lack of an open reduplicatives list
words for loud sounds
( open list, descriptive, randomness )
Exactly reduplicated words connected by a hyphen.
Words formed in imitation of a natural sound.
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
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