chuck wagon

chuck wag·on
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhk wag-uh n]
    • /tʃʌk ˈwæg ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhk wag-uh n]
    • /tʃʌk ˈwæg ən/

Definitions of chuck wagon words

  • noun chuck wagon a wagon carrying provisions and cooking utensils for men, such as cowboys, who work in the open 3
  • noun chuck wagon a wagon, van, etc. equipped as a kitchen for feeding cowboys or other outdoor workers 3
  • noun chuck wagon Western U.S. a wagon carrying cooking facilities and food for serving people working outdoors, as at a ranch or lumber camp. 1
  • noun chuck wagon (US) Wagon used to prepare meals on a cattle drives, in the latter part of the 19th century. 0

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Origin of chuck wagon

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65

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Parts of speech for Chuck wagon


chuck wagon popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chuck wagon usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chuck wagon

noun chuck wagon

  • cookhouse — a place for cooking, esp a camp kitchen
  • cookshack — a makeshift building in which food is cooked

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