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nick
nick
2 years ago

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)

Blackfoot Flash
Blackfoot Flash
1 year ago

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”.

Fourbin
Fourbin
1 year ago

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.

David Schofield
David Schofield
8 months ago

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 »