Tchick

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tchick chĭk A slight sound such as that made by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and explosively sucking out the air at one side, as in urging on a horse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tchick A sound produced by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and suddenly withdrawing it, used to start or quicken the pace of a horse.
    • n tchick An expression of surprise or of contempt.
    • tchick To make a sound by or as if by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and suddenly withdrawing it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tchick chik a sound made by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth and then drawing it back quickly, as in urging a horse on
    • v.i Tchick to make such a sound
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Imitative

Usage

In literature:

TCHICK a combination of letters whose pronunciation is supposed to resemble the sound of breaking glass.
"De La Salle Fifth Reader" by Brothers of the Christian Schools
And the glass with the water they've left for me Shall 'tchick!
"The Youth's Coronal" by Hannah Flagg Gould
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