Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The unilateral palatal click used to urge on a horse.
  • v. to make this sound

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A slight sound such as that made by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and explosively sucking out the air at one side, as in urging on a horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a sound by or as if by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and suddenly withdrawing it.
  • n. A sound produced by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and suddenly withdrawing it, used to start or quicken the pace of a horse.
  • n. An expression of surprise or of contempt.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So saying, and summing up the whole with a provoking wink, and such an interjectional tchick as men quicken a dull horse with, Petit Andre drew off to the other side of the path, and left the youth to digest the taunts he had treated him with, as his proud Scottish stomach best might.

    Quentin Durward

  • "Tchick -- tchick, Roderick," cried Frank, almost tumbling over his horse's head.

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • "Black apes were more efficient workmates, and as for the Bengali babu-tchick!"

    Under the Deodars

  • The young lady tchick-tchicked, and looked deprecatingly, and tried again and again to enchain conversation; but to everything she said came the same answer - 'What for did ye no come to the ball?'

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • At Moose-tchick he killed a moose; the bones may be seen at Bar Harbor turned to stone.

    Algonquin Legends of New England

  • So saying, and summing up the whole with a provoking wink, and such an interjectional tchick as men quicken a dull horse with, Petit

    Quentin Durward

  • β€œand, tchick, our Astrologer is so far in Heaven that he hath not a foot on earth.”

    Quentin Durward

  • I never knew one of these legerdemain fellows, who pass their lives, as one may say, in dancing upon a tight rope, but what they came at length to caper at the end of one β€” tchick.”

    Quentin Durward

  • The little birds, on this occasion, were quite fearless, hopping from stem to stem of the dense undergrowth which throughout the Bagesur valley fringes both banks of the river, every now and again making a temporary halt for the purpose of picking insects off the leaves, with an occasional '_tchick_,' which Hutton resembles to the 'sound emitted by a flint and steel,' but all the time enticing me away from the site of their dwelling-place.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • _tchick, tchick_, resembling the sound emitted by a flint and steel.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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