- The definition of chirk is to cheer up.
An example of chirk is to tell some funny jokes to a sad friend.
Origin: Middle English chirken, to twitter, variant, variety of charken ; from Old English cearcian, to creak, gnash
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tr. & intr.v. chirked, chirk·ing, chirks
Origin: Middle English chirken, to chirp, chirrup, from Old English cearcian, to chatter, alteration of cracian, to resound; see crack.