cheechako

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon cheechako.

Noun[edit]

cheechako (plural cheechakos or cheechakoes)

  1. someone new to Alaska or the Yukon. Originally a reference to the Gold Rush newcomers.

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chee (new, lately) +‎ chako (to come, to arrive)

Noun[edit]

cheechako

  1. newcomer, stranger