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chook /tʃʊk/  

(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.

A chicken or hen, either live or as meat.

Example 1: I have been a vegetarian my whole life and I stopped eating all animal products five years ago, except I eat eggs from my chooks.  (  

Example 2: The crispy skin off the roasted chook and those golden spuds [potatoes] roasted in duck fat. (


A red chook

(photo by Janet Ayliffe)


Chooks for sale at the Adelaide Central Market

(photo by Julia Miller)