American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
- v. To throw or toss: chucked stones into the water.
- v. Informal To throw out; discard: chucked my old sweater.
- v. Informal To force out; eject: chucking out the troublemakers.
- v. Informal To give up; quit: chucked her job.
- n. An affectionate pat or squeeze under the chin.
- n. A throw, toss, or pitch.
- n. A cut of beef extending from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade.
- n. A clamp that holds a tool or the material being worked in a machine such as a lathe.
- n. A clamping device for holding a drill bit.
- n. Informal Food.
- v. To make a clucking sound.
- n. A clucking sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a low guttural sound, as hens and cocks and some other birds in calling their mates or young; cluck.
- To laugh with quiet satisfaction; chuckle.
- To call with chucking or clucking, as a hen her chicks.
- n. A low guttural sound, like the call of a hen to her young.
- An utterance, generally repeated, used by a person to call chickens, pigs, or other animals, as when they are to be fed.
- n. A hen.
- n. A term of endearment.
- To pat playfully; give a gentle or familiar blow to.
- To throw or impel, with a quick motion, a short distance; pitch: as, chuck the beggar a copper; he was chucked into the street.
- n. A gentle or playful blow or tap, as under the chin.
- n. A toss, as with the fingers: a short throw.
- n. A block; “a great chip,”
- n. A sea-shell.
- n. A pebble or small stone.
- n. plural In Scotland, a common game among children, in which five pebbles (or sometimes small shells) are thrown up and caught on the back of the hand, or one is thrown up, and before it is caught as it falls the others are picked up, or placed in ones, twos, threes, or fours. Sometimes called chuckies. See jackstone.
- n. In turnery, a block or other appendage to a lathe to fix the work for the purpose of turning it into any desired form. It is a general term including all those contrivances which serve to connect the material to be operated upon to the mandrel of the lathe. A simple chuck is one which is capable of communicating only the motion round a determinate axis which it receives itself. A combination chuck is one by means of which the axis of the work can be changed at pleasure; such are eccentric chucks, oval chucks, segment, engine, geometric chucks, etc.
- To fix in a lathe by means of a chuck.
- n. A local British name of the chack. See chack.
- n. A dialectal form of cheek.
- n. A woodchuck.
- n. In cricket, a ball thrown instead of bowled.
- In lawn-bowls, to strike (a counting ball) out of range, or to strike (a ball of one's own side) into a counting position.
- With full force; so as to hit; closely.
- n. The part of a beef-animal that lies between the neck and the shoulder-blade: used as a roast.
- n. cooking Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
- n. mechanical engineering A mechanical device that holds an object firmly in place, for example holding a drill bit in a high-speed rotating drill or grinder.
- n. Abbreviation of woodchuck.
- n. dialect, obsolete A chicken, a hen.
- n. A clucking sound.
- n. slang A friend or close acquaintance.
- n. A gentle touch or tap.
- n. informal A casual throw.
- n. slang An act of vomiting.
- n. cricket, informal A throw, an incorrect bowling action.
- v. To make a clucking sound.
- v. To touch or tap gently.
- v. transitive, informal To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.
- v. transitive, informal To discard, to throw away.
- v. intransitive, slang To vomit.
- v. intransitive, cricket To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.
- v. South Africa, slang, intransitive To leave; to depart; to bounce.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
- v. rare To chuckle; to laugh.
- v. To call, as a hen her chickens.
- n. The chuck or call of a hen.
- n. A sudden, small noise.
- n. A word of endearment; -- corrupted from
- v. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
- v. colloq. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
- v. (Mech.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
- n. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
- n. A short throw; a toss.
- n. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
- n. Scot. A small pebble; -- called also
- n. Scot. A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
- n. colloq. A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking.
- n. a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
- n. informal terms for a meal
- v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- v. throw away
- v. pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
- v. throw carelessly
- n. the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
- From woodchuck. (Wiktionary)
- Variant of chock, possibly from French choc, knock, blow; see shock1.Dialectal chuck, lump, perhaps variant of chock.Middle English chukken, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Apr 30th, 2010 at 3: 30 pm kcijones001: two buck chuck is awesome. i buy it by the case”
“Gary Vain-er-chuck is most definitely NOT “changing wine of world” or the world of wine.”
“You see he calls for something like a pound of chuck cut into cubes, but for us chuck is almost always packaged and frozen in 3 lbs pieces, frequently bone-in -- plus I hate the idea of cutting chuck into 1-inch cubes and stewing them quickly.”
“August 14th, 2009 6: 41 pm ET chuck is a moron total idiot bottom feeder if he supports the insurance industry .. we need to have some choices and insurance companies need the compatition from a government program. and I think it is great and the president is doing wonderful”
“Guests are encouraged to wear cowboy boots and hats, the buffet is called the "chuck wagon" and the Port-a-potties are "outhouses.”
“Although grass-fed, free range chuck is probably leaner than grocery store chuck, now that I think on it.”
“The cheapest pieces of beef, suitable for baking or roasting, consist of the thick part of the ribs, cut from towards the shoulder, the mouse buttock and gravy pieces, and also what is commonly called the chuck of beef, which consists of the throat boned and tied up with string in the form of a small round.”
“* Caprimulgus rufus called chuck-will's-widow, from a fancied resemblance of his notes to these words: they inhabit the maritime parts of Carolina and Florida, and are more than twice the size of the night hawk or whip-poor-will. and active mock-bird.”
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
“BROOKLYN number 5 - The guy who kill chuck is featured in the pilot. they end up killing him off in that episode after he comes back for the porcelain figurines. screw heroes heroes has been a piece of shit show for 2 years now. it has been sucking major bolas”
“Words I have not yet assimilated completely, and the word chuck have yet escape my knowledge. ”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘chuck’.
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Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
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T-bone - Sounds good!
Shoulder - Alright.
Liver - Fine.
Sweetbread - Okay.
Gizzard - Pushing it.
Brains - What?!
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list of potential future baby girl names.. unisex kinds too!
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