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EtymologyEdit

From Hindi चौक (cauk, plaza, square, courtyard), or Sanskrit origin, चतुष्क (catuṣka, quadrangular courtyard, crossway).

NounEdit

chowk (plural chowks)

  1. (India) An intersection where tracks or roads cross (often used in place names).
  2. (India) A marketplace or open area in a city or village.
    • 2015, Ranjita Biswas, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, Written in Tears, Harper Perennial 2015, p. 61:
      The all-important Jilmil bus was about to arrive at the chowk.
  3. A courtyard.

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chowk (third-person singular present chowks, present participle chowkin, past chowkeet, past participle chowkeet)

  1. (South Scots) to choke
    Deh chowk on eet!