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Definition of "cluck" [cluck]

  • The characteristic sound made by a hen when brooding or calling its chicks. (noun)
  • A sound similar to this. (noun)
  • Informal A stupid or foolish person. (noun)
  • To utter the characteristic sound of a hen. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a sound similar to that of a hen, as in coaxing a horse. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cluck" in a sentence
  • "The common cluck is presented with so much nonsense to sift through its no wonder that Atkins diets and similar ilk get more attention (and thus validity in the public eye) by popularizing one or two bad ideas and focusing on that."
  • "The easiest way I do a cluck is press your tongue firmly in the center of the latex and say took along with a burst of air."
  • ""Those who don't like a rogue's progress, preferring to cluck from a distance over the skeevy habits of today's rich bachelors, should skip Sons of Hollywood," writes Virginia Heffernan."