One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]usually as noun chiacking
Jeer at or tease.
make fun of, poke fun at, chaff, make jokes about, rag, mock, laugh at, guy, satirize, be sarcastic aboutView synonyms
- ‘I cut off both thoughts and gave the answer I had given my grinning, chiacking, companions.’
- ‘He's going to make me spend a day out on Murderer's Camp and then chiack me about it’
- ‘This is a far cry indeed from the Anzac's credo of self-mocking mateship and chiacking comradeship and two-up and beer shouts.’
- ‘In ABC's Studio 701, Broderick stayed still just long enough for some chiacking and a tune: he spoke to morning presenter Tim Cox.’
- ‘Whenever he came to the town on the mail truck from Billabalong, they'd hang around him while he joked and chiacked, breaking into laughter at it all.’
Mid 19th century: from British slang chihike, originally a costermonger's cry.
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