verb (used without object)
to utter the cry of a hen brooding or calling her chicks.
to make a similar sound; express concern, approval, etc., by such a sound.
verb (used with object)
to call or utter by clucking.
the sound uttered by a hen when brooding, or in calling her chicks.
any clucking sound.
the low clicking sound made by a hen or any similar sound
(intransitive) (of a hen) to make a clicking sound
(transitive) to call or express (a feeling) by making a similar sound
Old English cloccian originally echoic. Cf. Turkish culuk, one of the words for “turkey;” Greek klozein, Latin glocire, German glucken. Related: Clucked; clucking.
1703, “sound made by a hen,” from cluck (v.). Slang meaning “stupid person” (turkeys are famously foolish) is from 1927.
/ˈklʌkɪ/ adjective (Austral, informal, of a woman) 1. wishing to have a baby 2. excessively protective towards her children
adjective Stupid (1920s+)
[kloo] /klu/ noun 1. anything that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem, mystery, etc. 2. (defs 1–4, 6, 12). verb (used with object), clued, cluing. 3. to direct or point out by a clue. 4. (def 7). Verb phrases 5. clue in, /kluː/ noun 1. something that helps to solve […]
- Clued out
adjective phrase Unaware; ignorant: I like Elvissa, but she can be so clued out (1990s+)