Definitions

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  • n. someone new to Alaska or the Yukon. Originally a reference to the Gold Rush newcomers.

Etymologies

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From Chinook Jargon cheechako.

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  • Usage note can be found on mangeur de lard.

    September 17, 2008

  • A newbie or tenderfoot, specifically applied to newcomers to Alaska or the Yukon Territories in Canada. From chinook jargon. Also see sourdough.

    November 5, 2007