Chook vs Chock - What's the difference?

chook | chock |

As nouns the difference between chook and chock

is that chook is (australia|new zealand|slang) a hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking while chock is any wooden block used as a wedge or filler or chock can be (obsolete) an encounter.

As a verb chock is

to stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch or chock can be (obsolete) to encounter or chock can be to make a dull sound.

As an adverb chock is

(nautical) entirely; quite.

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(en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, slang) A hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking.
  • * 2005 , , The Complete Burke?s Backyard: The Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets , page 683,
  • Worm chickens once every three months and, if an occasional lice problem occurs, spray the inside of the chook shed with Coopex.
  • * 2006', Judith Brett, ''The '''Chook in the Australian Unconscious'', in Peter Beilharz, Robert Manne, ''Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays , page 329,
  • This little book, with its meticulous pencil drawings of chooks' in mechanical contraptions and photos to show the machine in operation with a white leghorn called Gregory Peck, is evidence of both the sadism inspired by the ' chook ?s comparatively flightless fate and the laughter we use to defend ourselves against the knowledge of that sadism.
  • * 2011 , Helen Maczkowiackpeglerpegler, An Awkward Fit , page 21,
  • She decided to dig her way under the fence into their chook house and had great fun running around and biting the necks of about eight chooks' and leaving them half-dead and bleeding. The neighbour was furious, and unfortunately it was Dad?s birthday, so when he arrived home from work, Mum said ‘Happy birthday and(sic) darling. Guess what? Your dog has half-killed most of the neighbour?s ' chooks .’
  • (Australia, dated) A fool.
  • Derived terms

    * chook chaser * chookhouse * chook poop * chook raffle * chook wheel * chookyard



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) choque (compare modern Norman chouque), from (etyl) *?okka (compare Breton ).


    (en noun)
  • Any wooden block used as a wedge or filler
  • (nautical) Any fitting or fixture used to restrict movement, especially movement of a line; traditionally was a fixture near a bulwark with two horns pointing towards each other, with a gap between where the line can be inserted.
  • Blocks made of either wood, plastic or metal, used to keep a parked aircraft in position.
  • * 2000 , Lindbergh: A Biography , by Leonard Mosley, page 82
  • On April 28, 1927, on Dutch Flats, below San Diego, signaled chocks -away to those on the ground below him.


    (en verb)
  • To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch.
  • To fill up, as a cavity.
  • * Fuller
  • The woodwork exactly chocketh into joints.
  • (nautical) To insert a line in a chock.
  • Derived terms
    * chock full * chocks away * chock-a-block * unchock


  • (nautical) Entirely; quite.
  • chock''' home; '''chock aft

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) choquer. Compare shock (transitive verb).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An encounter.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To encounter.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 3



    (en verb)
  • To make a dull sound.
  • * 1913 , D.H. Lawrence,
  • She saw him hurry to the door, heard the bolt chock . He tried the latch.