Chuk·chi also Chuk·chee (chkchē)
n. pl. Chukchi or Chuk·chis also Chukchee or Chuk·chees
1. A member of a people of northeast Siberia.
2. The language of the Chukchi, noted for being pronounced differently by men and women.
[Russian, pl. of chukcha, from Chukchi chawchəw.]
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