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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
verb tr.: To cheer.
verb intr.: To make a shrill noise.
adjective: Lively; cheerful.
From Old English cearcian (to creak). Earliest documented use: verb: 1000, adjective: 1789.
“He seemed so kind o’ blue and lonesome I couldn’t help trying to chirk him up.”
Hamlin Garland; The Forester’s Daughter; Harper; 1914.
“I don’t guess I’m feeling quite chirk enough for reading anyhow.”
Peg Kingman; Original Sins; Norton; 2010.
See more usage examples of chirk in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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