Chook vs Cook - What's the difference?

chook | cook |

As a noun chook

is (australia|new zealand|slang) a hen; a cooked chicken; a chicken dressed for cooking.

As a proper noun cook is





(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), from (etyl) . The verb is from (etyl) coken, from the noun.


    (wikipedia cook) (en noun)
  • (cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
  • (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
  • (slang) One who manufactures certain illegal drugs, especially meth.
  • Police found two meth cooks working in the illicit lab.
  • * Mel Bradshaw, Victim Impact
  • By late October, the pressure on the Dark Arrows' ecstasy cook had eased. Other suppliers had moved in with product.
  • * 2011 , Mackenzie Phillips, High on Arrival
  • Owsley Stanley was a pioneer LSD cook , and the Purple Owsley pill from his now-defunct lab was Dad's prized possession, a rare, potent, druggie collector's item, the alleged inspiration for the Hendrix song “Purple Haze.”
  • A fish, the European striped wrasse.
  • Synonyms
    * (food preparation for a living) chef
    * (food preparation for a living) cordon bleu
    Coordinate terms
    (food preparation for a living) * sous-chef * line cook * prep cook * chef (head cook of a manor house) * scullery maid * kitchen maid
    Derived terms
    * cookbook * cookery * cooking * cook the books * cook up * cookware


    (en verb)
  • To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • I'm cooking bangers and mash.
  • To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
  • He's in the kitchen, cooking .
  • To be being cooked.
  • The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  • (figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
  • Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
  • (slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
  • ''I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
  • To concoct or prepare.
  • * 2006 , Frank Spalding, Methamphetamine: The Dangers of Crystal Meth (page 47)
  • The process of cooking meth can leave residue on surfaces all over the home, exposing all of its occupants to the drug.
  • To tamper with or alter; to cook up.
  • * Addison
  • They all of them receive the same advices from abroad, and very often in the same words; but their way of cooking it is so different.
    * (to be uncomfortably hot) bake, stew * (hold on to a grenade) cook off
    * (to prepare or plan something) concoct, contrive, devise, make up, plan, prepare
    * Troponyms : bake, barbecue, boil, braise, fry, grill, microwave, poach, roast, scramble, steam, stew * See also

    Etymology 2



    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
  • * 1599 , The Silkworms
  • Constant cuckoos cook on every side.

    Etymology 3



    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.
  • * Grose
  • Cook me that ball.
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