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Borrowed from Chinook Jargon cheechako.

NounEdit

cheechako (plural cheechakos or cheechakoes)

  1. Someone new to Alaska or the Yukon; originally, a gold rush newcomer.
    • 1995, Dana Stabenow, Play with Fire, →ISBN, page 41:
      And now this blonde, from Outside no loess, the rawest of cheechakos, the most innocent of Alaskan naifs, a literal babe in the woods, had asked a few simple questions and gotten the whole story, all of it, simply and succinctly and more, gotten it without attitude or resentment.

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Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

cheechako

  1. newcomer, stranger