cluck definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
to make a low, sharp, clicking sound, as of a hen calling her chickens or brooding
Origin: Middle English clokken ; from Old English cloccian: origin, originally echoic
to utter with such a sound: to cluck one's disapproval
- the sound of clucking
- ☆ Slang a dull, stupid person; dolt
cluck definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The characteristic sound made by a hen when brooding or calling its chicks.b. A sound similar to this.
- Informal A stupid or foolish person.
- To utter the characteristic sound of a hen.
- To make a sound similar to that of a hen, as in coaxing a horse.
- To call by making the characteristic sound of a hen or a similar sound.
- To express by clucking: He clucked disapproval.
Origin: Middle English clokken, from Old English cloccian.