Variant of Chinook
- a member of a North American Indian people of the Columbia River valley and adjacent regions
- either of two languages spoken by this people, Lower Chinook, now extinct, and Upper Chinook, still spoken in Oregon and Washington
- Chinook jargon
- the warm, dry wind blowing intermittently down the east side of the Rockies during the winter and early spring, which causes the rapid thawing of snowin full chinook wind
Origin: ; from tsi-núk, a Salish name for the Chinook tribe
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