The AVE Dictionary
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To operate or move properly Choocher
SKOOKUM AS FRIG?
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to work or function. used to describe a mechanism or chemical doing its job. I believe it originated from waiting for glues, resins or epoxies to Chooch (dry)
It originates from locomotive drive wheels – it’s the mechanism you can see working.
While it’s working, the train’s making the choo-choo-choo-choo noise – it’s “chooching”.
This can be a noun or a verb, just like the word “Work”. Chooch can be a verb as in “Get this thing to chooch” which essentially means to function. Chooch can also be a noun, such as “The battery is at full chooch”, or “give ‘er more chooch.”. This then means power, energy or charge.
To be technically precise, to “chooch” is to exercise or exhibit the given primary function. Doesn’t matter what it is, from a hammer to your manhood. And the amount to which it most perfectly exhibits that behavior or performs that function is its chooch factor. If a drill doesn’t chooch, it doesn’t spin at torque sufficient to drill the necessary hole, etc. So for example, if you need to drill large holes upside down in a piece of steel box beam while 8 feet off the ground, you use a 15y.o. Milwaukee Mag(netic) Drill, if you can find one. It… Read more »