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cluck

and kluck (klək)
n. a stupid person; a person as stupid as a chicken. Why did they send me a dumb cluck to do this work? You silly kluck! Why’d you do that?

dumb cluck

n. a stupid oaf; a person as stupid as a chicken. Sally is not a dumb cluck, but she is sort of slow.
See also: cluck, dumb
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Collier became a major figure on the club circuit and on TV with his stuttering performances as he pretended to have a sound problem, as well as for another long-running gag where he strutted and clucked like a chicken.
Suddenly a hen clucked loudly in the lower branches of the hawthorn tree.
We clucked and chuckled, and shot limits virtually every morning.
That's true, a bundle of feathers, not even particularly pretty but when she sat in the dog's basket in the kitchen and clucked as if in conversation, or tapped on the patio door to say "I'm back", it was easy to forget she was only a hen.
Galliani clucked disapprovingly: "You see these players go around with little jackets when it's minus seven outside and they don't dry their hair when they come out of the locker-room.
GAO finds no gains in privately run public schools," clucked a report by the National Education Association, the national teachers' union.
A few who made it as far as the end credits registered their disapproval with boos; still others tittered with disdain and clucked things like "My eighth-grade nephew could have made a better movie
He let Tucker off with a conditional discharge and clucked that the lout should try and make up with his girlfriend by buying her some choccies and flowers.
They clucked, they hemmed and hawed, and "moved on" to put the "problem" proverbially behind them.