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cheechako

[chee-chah-koh] /tʃiˈtʃɑ koʊ/
noun, plural cheechakos. (sometimes initial capital letter) Informal. (in Alaska and Northern Canada)
1.
a tenderfoot; greenhorn; newcomer.
Also, chechako, cheechaco.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Chinook Jargon; chee just now, new < Lower Chinook čxi straightway + chako come < Nootka čokw come! (imperative particle)
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cheechako

noun

A newcomer; greenhorn

[1890s+; fr Chinook jargon chee chahco, ''newcomer'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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