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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From the sound

cluck

1 verb
     
cluck1
1 [intransitive] if a chicken clucks, it makes a short low sound
2 [intransitive and transitive] to express sympathy or disapproval by saying something, or by making a short low noise with your tongue:
Edith clucked her tongue impatiently.
cluck over/around etc
She stood clucking over the baby.
clucking adjective:
clucking noises

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