2. To fondle; to cocker. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Chuc"kle), n. A short, suppressed laugh; the expression of satisfaction, exultation, or derision.
(Chuc"kle), v. i. [From 1st Chuck.] To laugh in a suppressed or broken manner, as expressing
inward satisfaction, exultation, or derision.
(Chuc"kle*head`) n. A person with a large head; a numskull; a dunce. [Low] Knowles.
(Chuc"kle*head`ed), a. Having a large head; thickheaded; dull; stupid. Smart.
(Chuck`-Will's-wid"ow) n. (Zool.) A species of goatsucker (Antrostomus Carolinensis),
of the southern United States; so called from its note.
(Chud) v. t. [Cf. Chew, Cud.] To champ; to bite. [Obs.] A. Stafford.
(Chu"et) n. [From Chew, v. t.] Minced meat. [Obs.] Bacon.
(||Chu"fa) n. [Sp.] (Bot.) A sedgelike plant (Cyperus esculentus) producing edible tubers, native
about the Mediterranean, now cultivated in many regions; the earth almond.
(Chuff) n. [Perh. a modification of chub: cf. W. cyff stock, stump.] A coarse or stupid fellow.
(Chuff), a. Stupid; churlish. [Prov. Eng.] Wright.
(Chuff"i*ly) adv. Clownishly; surlily.
(Chuff"i*ness), n. The quality of being chuffy.
1. Fat or puffed out in the cheeks.
2. Rough; clownish; surly.
(Chu"lan) n. (Bot.) The fragrant flowers of the Chloranthus inconspicuus, used in China for
(Chum) n. [Perh. a contraction fr. comrade or chamber fellow: cf. also AS. cuma a comer,
guest.] A roommate, especially in a college or university; an old and intimate friend.
(Chum), v. i. [imp. p. p. Chummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chumming.] To occupy a chamber with
another; as, to chum together at college. [U. S.]
(Chum), n. Chopped pieces of fish used as bait. [U. S.]
Chump end, the thick end; as, the chump end of a joint of meat. Dickens.
(Chump) n. [Cf. Icel. kumbr a chopping, E. chop.] A short, thick, heavy piece of wood. Morton.
(||Chu*nam") n. [Hind. chuna, from Skr. curn.a powder, dust; or a Dravidian word.] Quicklime; also,
plaster or mortar. [India] Whitworth.
(Chunk) n. [Cf. Chump.] A short, thick piece of anything. [Colloq. U. S. & Prov. Eng.]
(Chunk"y) a. Short and thick. [U. S.] Kane.