Definition of Cheechako

1. Noun. someone new to Alaska or the Yukon. Originally a reference to the Gold Rush newcomers. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheechako

1. [n -KOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheechako

cheddary
cheddite
cheddites
cheder
chederim
cheders
chedi
chedis
chedite
chedites
chee-chee
chee-chees
chee chee
chee chees
cheeba
cheechako (current term)
cheechakoes
cheechakos
cheek
cheek-pouch
cheek bone
cheek by jowl
cheek muscle
cheek pouch
cheek pouches
cheek retractor
cheek retractors
cheek tooth
cheekbone
cheekboned

Literary usage of Cheechako

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Through the Yukon and Alaska by Thomas Arthur Rickard (1909)
"'Sour dough' and 'cheechako' are complementary. 'Sour dough' is the emblem of the seasoned frontiersman. Being unable to procure yeast, the prospector or ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Harcourt cheechako in Alaska and Yukon, A. Cameron, C. $6 Stokes Chekhov. The schoolmistress. Trans, by Constance Garnett. New ed. ..."

3. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"(t The Ballads of a cheechako" 1 Mr. Service makes the men of whom he writes in this companion book to " The Spell of the Yukon" live in a manner so true, ..."

4. The Bookman (1911)
"Yet that was exactly the experience of Mr. Robert W. Service, whose Songs of a Sourdough and Ballads of a cheechako have been read from one end to the other ..."

5. The Northward Course of Empire by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1922)
"Another good example is “A cheechako in Alaska and Yukon,” by Charlotte Cameron. Mrs. Cameron also intends to be truthful, and scattered throughout her book ..."

6. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1913)
"... and was philosopher and friend to "sourdough" and "cheechako" alike. Inspector Constantine says, "When we got to Dawson the thermometer was 77° below, ..."

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