Green’s Dictionary of Slang

chuck v.2

1. [late 19C+] to end an affair, to reject a lover.

2. [mid-19C] (US) to hit (with the fist).

3. [late 19C] to eject.

4. [late 19C–1910s] to dismiss from employment.

5. [late 19C+] to give up, to abandon.

6. [late 19C+] to spend extravagantly.

7. [late 19C+] (UK Und.) to find not guilty.

8. [late 19C+] to throw out, e.g. of a tavern.

9. [1900s] (Aus.) to donate money to a charitable collection.

10. [1910s+] to do or perform, usu. with a defining n. (often referring to a fit or similar convulsion).

11. [1900s-20s] to stop doing something.

12. [1930s] (US) to throw a party.

13. [1950s+] (orig. US/Aus., also chuck up) to vomit.

14. [1990s+] (W.I.) to act aggressively, thuggishly.

15. [1990s+] (drugs) to withdraw from heroin.

16. [1990s+] (UK juv.) to ejaculate.

In phrases

chuck a dummy (v.) [SE dummy, a fake] [late 19C+]

1. to have a fit, esp. when only pretending; thus n. dummy-chucking, simulating an epileptic fit [orig. milit., to pretend to faint on parade in order to escape duties].

2. to absent oneself.

chuck a fit (v.)

1. [mid–late 19C] to fake a fit.

2. [1920s] to have a fig. fit; to lose emotional control.

chuck a jolly (v.) [orig. used by costermongers to describe their habit of boosting the dubious virtues of some otherwise unappealing item offered on a friend’s stall]

[mid–late 19C] to praise enthusiastically, to ‘talk up’ inferior goods.

chuck an Oliver (v.) (also do an Oliver) [Oliver Twist and his request ‘May I have some more?’]

[1980s] (Aus.) to ask for a second helping of food.

chuck a seven (v.)

see separate entry.

chuck a shoulder (v.) [synon. with SE cold shoulder]

[late 19C–1900s] to ignore, to ‘cut’.

chuck a sixer (v.)

see separate entry.

chuck a spaz (v.)

see under spaz n.

chuck a tread (v.) [SE tread, of a cock, to have intercourse with a hen]

[late 19C–1900s] of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

chuck a turd (v.)

see under turd n.

chuck it

see separate entries.

chuck one’s ace (v.) [card-playing imagery]

[1900s] (Aus.) to pass out.

chuck one’s load (v.)

see under load n.

chuck over (v.)

[late 19C+] to abandon, to dismiss, to throw over, to jilt.

chuck the gab (v.) (also chuck a chest) [gab n.1 /SE chest]

[1930s] to ‘tell the tale’ for the purposes of begging or confidence trickery; to talk eloquently and articulately.

chuck up

see separate entries.

SE in slang uses

In compounds

chuckaway (n.)

[late 19C–1900s] a lucifer or non-safety match.

chuck-bread (n.)

[late 19C–1900s] (UK tramp) waste bread that would be thrown away were it not offered to tramps.

chuck-farthing (n.) [SE chuck-farthing, a precursor of 20C pitch and toss, in which coins are first pitched at a mark, and then tossed at a hole by the player who came nearest the mark, and who wins everything that landed in the hole; used as the proper name of a character in the Satire against Hypocrites, cited by B.E.]

[late 17C–mid-19C] a parish clerk.

chuck-office (n.) (also chuck-hole) [SE chuck-farthing (see) prev. ety.); Priss Fotheringham, the apparent ‘champion’ had absorbed some 15 half-crowns (£1.87)]

[17C] the vagina, esp. in the context of the half-crown chuck-office, a prostitute’s trick whereby she would stand on her head, exhibiting her spread vulva and clients would throw coins into the vagina.

In phrases

chuck in

see separate entries.

chuck off (at) (v.)

[20C+] (Aus./N.Z.) to sneer at, to speak sarcastically; the addition of at implies bantering, teasing.

chuck one’s fat around (v.)

[late 19C] to talk loudly and stupidly.

chuck one’s weight around (v.) (also chuck one’s weight about) [Ware suggests orig. milit.: of ‘one of the household brigades’]

[20C+] to act in an arrogant, aggressive manner.

chuck out

see separate entries.

chuck up at (v.) [fig. use of sense 1 above]

[1900s] (Aus.) to tease aggressively.