CHUCK, verb intransitive To make the noise of a hen or partridge, when she calls her chickens.
CHUCK, verb transitive To call, as a hen her chickens.
CHUCK, verb intransitive To jeer; to laugh. [See Chuckle.]
CHUCK, verb transitive
1. To strike, or give a gentle blow; as, to chuck one under the chin.
2. To throw, with quick motion, a short distance; to pitch.
1. The voice or call of a hen.
2. A sudden small noise.
3. A word of endearment, corrupted from chick, chicken.