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choo-choo

[choo-choo] /ˈtʃuˌtʃu/
noun
1.
a train.
2.
the sound of a steam locomotive.
verb (used without object), choo-chooed, choo-chooing.
3.
to make a sound like that made by a steam locomotive.
4.
to travel by train.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for choochoo

choo-choo

/ˈtʃuːˌtʃuː/
noun
1.
(Brit) a child's name for a railway train
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for choochoo

choo-choo

n.

Child's name for "steam-engine locomotive," 1895, echoic (choo-choo cars is attested from 1891).

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Slang definitions & phrases for choochoo

choo-choo

Related Terms

pull a train


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