From Japanese nunchaku; in Japanese a u at the end of a word is not pronounced. Therefore, when English speakers heard nunchaku, it became nunchak, and in the written form familiarized to nunchuck.
"nunchucks." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 15 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/nunchucks>.
nunchucks. (n.d.). Retrieved October 15th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/nunchucks
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