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chook

[choo k, chook] /tʃʊk, tʃuk/
noun
1.
Australian. a hen.
2.
Slang. a woman.
interjection
3.
(used as a call for poultry or pigs.)
Also, chookie
[choo k-ee, choo-kee] /ˈtʃʊk i, ˈtʃu ki/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of chook
British dialect
1885-1890
1885-90; compare British dialect chuck, chook call to poultry, chuck3, chicken
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  • Achun well knows all this, and he has determined to have chook Aloong displaced.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud “chook, chook,” and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender Michael Fairless
  • A great blackbird flew out with a loud "chook, chook," and the red of the haw on his yellow bill.

    The Roadmender Michael Fairless
  • A softer, more musical rendition is given when the birds are well bunched and feeding, which came to my ear as "chook."

British Dictionary definitions for chook

chook

/tʃʊk/
verb
1.
See jook
noun
2.
(Austral, informal) Also called chookie. a hen or chicken
3.
(Austral, informal) a woman, esp a more mature one
interjection
4.
(Austral) a exclamation used to attract chickens
5.
he couldn't raffle a chook in a pub, he is incapable of carrying out even the simplest of tasks
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