choo

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See also: 'choo, Choo, and chỗ ở

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tʃuː]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

choo (plural choos)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound of a locomotive whistle
    We could hear the choo choo choo

Usage notes[edit]

Almost always repeated in use, as in the example given.

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Alemannic German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German kweman, chuman, from Proto-Germanic *kwemaną. Compare German kommen, Dutch komen, English come, Icelandic koma, Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌼𐌰𐌽 (qiman).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

choo (third-person singular simple present chunt, past participle choo, past subjunctive cheem, auxiliary sii)

  1. to come
    • 1902, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      He, Fritz, chunsch mit is?
      Hey, Fritz, you coming with us?
    • 1966, Georg Thürer, ‘Im Landsgmei-Ring’, Rund umme Blattetisch, p, 12:
      «Frigg, chunsch au a d Landsgmei?» rüeft der Balz uf em Brüggli vum Büehlhuus.
      ‘Frigg, will you be coming to the Landsgemeinde too?’ Balz called from the steps of the Bühlhaus.
    • 1978, Rolf Lyssey and Christa Maerker, Die Schweizermacher (transcript):
      Chunt er aigentlich zu dir hai?
      Is he actually coming to you at home?

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Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

choo

  1. Lenited form of coo.

Sekani[edit]

Noun[edit]

choo

  1. (in some dialects) Alternative form of too (water)

References[edit]

  • Sharon Hargus, Documenting for revitalization: Kwadacha Tsek'ene, a case study (2014)

Swahili[edit]

choo

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Noun[edit]

choo (ki-vi class, plural vyoo)

  1. toilet, water closet, latrine
  2. excrement
  3. earthworm

Yosondúa Mixtec[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with San Juan Colorado Mixtec tyòò.

Noun[edit]

choo

  1. crab

References[edit]

  • Beaty de Farris, Kathryn; et al., Diccionario básico del mixteco de Yosondúa, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 46)‎[1] (in Spanish), third edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., 2012, page 8