Main definitions of nunchuck in English

: nunchuck1nunchuck2

nunchuck1

Pronunciation /ˈnʌntʃʌk/

noun

Martial Arts
  • Nunchaku.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Mattoon (Illinois) Journal Gazette. Shortened from nunchaku (with loss of final vowel probably reflecting partial devoicing of -u in spoken Japanese). Forms with -chuck show alteration after chuck.

Main definitions of nunchuck in English

: nunchuck1nunchuck2

nunchuck2

(also numchuck, nunchuk)

Pronunciation /ˈnʌntʃʌk/

verb

  • To hit (a person or thing) with a nunchuck. Also (in extended use): to fell, defeat, browbeat.

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in InfoWorld. From nunchuck.