Definition of Chuck

1. Noun. Informal terms for a meal.

Exact synonyms: Chow, Eats, Grub
Generic synonyms: Fare

2. Verb. Throw carelessly. "The children chuck the ball"; "Chuck the ball"
Exact synonyms: Toss
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Toss

3. Noun. The part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade.
Group relationships: Side Of Beef
Generic synonyms: Cut Of Beef
Terms within: Blade, Shoulder

4. Verb. Throw away. "Chuck these old notes"
Exact synonyms: Ditch
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Abandon

5. Noun. A holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill.
Specialized synonyms: Collet, Collet Chuck
Group relationships: Drill, Electric Drill, Lathe
Generic synonyms: Holding Device
Terms within: Jaw

6. Verb. Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
Exact synonyms: Pat
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle
Derivative terms: Pat

7. Verb. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth. "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Definition of Chuck

1. v. i. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.

2. v. t. To call, as a hen her chickens.

3. n. The chuck or call of a hen.

4. v. t. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.

5. n. A slight blow or pat under the chin.

6. n. A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.

7. n. A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.

Definition of Chuck

1. Proper noun. (uncountable) A diminutive of the male given name ''Charles''. ¹

2. Proper noun. (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, '''Chucks'''). ¹

3. Proper noun. (Canada slang) The city of Edmonton (so named because of the large Ukrainian population; -chuk (-???) is common suffix in Ukrainian surnames). ¹

4. Noun. (cooking) Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal. ¹

5. Noun. (mechanical engineering) A mechanical device that holds an object firmly in place, for example holding a drill bit in a high-speed rotating drill or grinder. ¹

6. Noun. (dialect obsolete) A chicken, a hen. ¹

7. Noun. A clucking sound. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) A friend or close acquaintance. ¹

9. Noun. A gentle touch or tap. ¹

10. Noun. (informal) A casual throw. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) An act of vomiting. ¹

12. Noun. (cricket informal) A throw, an incorrect bowling action. ¹

13. Verb. To make a clucking sound. ¹

14. Verb. To touch or tap gently. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive informal) To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive informal) To discard, to throw away. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive slang) To vomit. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive cricket) To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action. ¹

19. Noun. (abbreviation of woodchuck) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Chuck

1. to throw [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: throw

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chuck

chuck (current term)
chuck a dummy
chuck away
chuck in
chuck it down
chuck out
chuck short ribs
chuck steak
chuck steaks
chuck up
chuck up the sponge
chuck wagon

Literary usage of Chuck

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

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"Also chuck IT UP='drop it.' [From the custom of throwing up the sponge at a prize fight in sign of defeat. Often corrupted into JACK UP.— See SPONGE. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"A labourer will term a fellow he dislikes "a beggar who eats chuck," chuck being a ... And I shall get the blooming chuck as well as fourteen dzys. ..."

3. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"The truth is, Johnny chuck was already beginning to get fat with good living and he ... He knew that Johnny chuck would not dare disobey Old Mother Nature. ..."

4. Text-book of Advanced Machine Work: Prepared for Students in Technical by Robert Henry Smith (1915)
"Projecting from back of chuck shell are two insulated brass rings (not shown) connected to terminals of electric coils, forming magnets within chuck. ..."

5. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"chuck, Eccentric — For turning eccentrics or other work in which hole is not ... chuck, Expanding — For turning hollow work which must be held on inside. ..."

6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"chuck AND FACE PLATE WOEK. Lesson 1. Oral instruction: chucks, centering and use of lathe tester. ... chuck work, centering by cored hole or punched center. ..."

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