cheechako

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinook Jargon cheechako.

NounEdit

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 JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

cheechako

  1. newcomer, stranger
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