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  • interjection Used as a salute or word of praise.
  • noun UK, obsolete A hearty, often light-heartedly sarcastic, greeting.
  • noun slang, obsolete, Australia, New Zealand A noisy hubbub
  • verb UK To mock or jeer; to chiack.


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  • "It's all werry fine, Mr Murray, sir," said Titely, "and I warn't going to flinch and holloa when one's poor mates wanted everything one could do to keep 'em in good heart; but I did get a good nick made in my shoulder, and the way it's been giving it to me all through this here red-hot march has been enough to make me sing out _chi-ike_ like a trod-upon dog."

    Hunting the Skipper The Cruise of the "Seafowl" Sloop George Manville Fenn 1870


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