- The definition of chirk is to cheer up.
An example of chirk is to tell some funny jokes to a sad friend.
Origin of chirkMiddle English chirken, to twitter, variant, variety of charken ; from Old English cearcian, to creak, gnash
tr. & intr.v.chirked, chirk·ing, chirks
Origin of chirkMiddle English chirken, to chirp, chirrup, from Old English cearcian, to chatter, alteration of cracian, to resound; see crack.
(third-person singular simple present chirks, present participle chirking, simple past and past participle chirked)
- (intransitive, especially as chirk up) To become happier.
- (especially as chirk up) To make happier.
- To make the sound of a bird; to chirp.
(comparative chirker or more chirk, superlative chirkest or most chirk)
- The comparative and superlative forms of chirky, chirkier and chirkiest, are sometimes used suppletively as comparative and superlative forms of chirk.