What does cluck mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cluck, cluckingverb

    the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)

  2. cluck, click, clackverb

    make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens


  1. clucknoun

    The sound made by a hen, especially when brooding, or calling her chicks.

  2. clucknoun

    Any sound similar to this.

  3. clucknoun

    A kind of tongue click used to urge on a horse.

  4. cluckverb

    To make such a sound.

  5. cluckverb

    to suffer withdrawal from heroin.

  6. Etymology: From clocken, clokken, from cloccian, from klukkwōnan, of imitative origin. Cognate with clok, clock, klokken, klukken, glucken, klukke, klucka, klökkva.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Cluckverb

    To call chickens; as a hen.

    Etymology: cloccian, Welsh; clochat, Armorick; cloccan, Saxon; klocken, Dutch.

    She, poor hen, fond of no second brood,
    Has cluck’d thee to the wars. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Ducklings, though hatched by a hen, if she brings them to a river, in they go, though the hen clucks and calls to keep them out. John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cluckverb

    to make the noise, or utter the call, of a brooding hen

  2. Cluckverb

    to call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens

  3. Clucknoun

    the call of a hen to her chickens

  4. Clucknoun

    a click. See 3d Click, 2

  5. Etymology: [AS. cloccian; cf. D. klokken, G. glucken, glucksen, LG. klukken, Dan. klukke; all prob. of imitative origin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cluck

    kluk, n. the call of a hen to her chickens: any similar sound.—v.i. to make the sound of a hen when calling on her chickens.—n. Cluck′ing, the noise made by a hen when calling her chickens.—adj. that clucks. [From the sound, like Dut. klokken, Ger. glucken, Dan. klukke.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLUCK

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cluck is ranked #16534 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cluck surname appeared 1,737 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Cluck.

    92.8% or 1,612 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 50 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 20 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.1% or 20 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cluck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cluck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cluck in a Sentence

  1. Jack Waiboer:

    Hogs cluck like chickens during the first week of May in Memphis.

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    the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    • A. secession
    • B. hunch
    • C. abandon
    • D. breastwork

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