Definition of cheet in US English:

cheet

exclamation

  • 1Scottish. Representing the sound made to encourage a cat to approach. Also as noun: a cat. Now rare.

  • 2Representing the high-pitched call of certain birds.

Origin

Early 19th century. Apparently imitative of a sound made to encourage a cat to approach, and the high-pitched call of a bird or small animal, although compare also chit and discussion at that entry.

Pronunciation

cheet

/tʃiːt/