Definition of chuck noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃʌk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌk//
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  1. 1 [countable] a part of a tool such as a drill that can be adjusted to hold something tightly
  2. 2[singular] (Northern British English, informal) a friendly way of addressing somebody What's up with you, chuck?
  3. 3 (also chuck steak) [uncountable] meat from the shoulder of a cow
  4. Word Originnoun sense 1 and noun sense 3 late 17th cent., as a variant of chock; see also chunk. noun sense 2 late 16th cent.: alteration of chick.
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