cheechaco

cheechako

[chee-chah-koh]
noun, plural cheechakos. (sometimes initial capital letter) Informal. (in Alaska and Northern Canada)
a tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.
Also, chechako, cheechaco.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Chinook Jargon; chee just now, new < Lower Chinook čxi straightway + chako come < Nootka čokw come! (imperative particle)

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