Cluck definition

klŭk
(slang) A dull, stupid person; dolt.
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To utter the characteristic sound of a hen.
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(informal) A stupid or foolish person.
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The characteristic sound made by a hen when brooding or calling its chicks.
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A sound similar to this.
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To make a sound similar to that of a hen, as in coaxing a horse.
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To call by making the characteristic sound of a hen or a similar sound.
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To express by clucking.

He clucked disapproval.

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To utter with such a sound.

To cluck one's disapproval.

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The sound of clucking.
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The sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks.
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Any sound similar to this.
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A kind of tongue click used to urge on a horse.
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To make such a sound.
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To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.
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(UK, drug slang) To suffer withdrawal from heroin.
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To make a low, sharp, clicking sound, as that of a hen calling her chicks.
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Origin of cluck

  • Middle English clokken from Old English cloccian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English clocken, clokken, from Old English cloccian (“to cluck, make a noise”), from Proto-Germanic *klukkwōną (“to make a sound, cluck”), of imitative origin. Cognate with Scots clok, clock (“to cluck”), Dutch klokken (“to cluck”), Low German klukken (“to cluck”), German glucken (“to cluck”), Danish klukke (“to cluck”), Swedish klucka (“to cluck”), Icelandic klökkva (“to sob, whine, cluck”).

    From Wiktionary