Yo, Chooch!

If you grew up in an Italian American neighborhood on the East coast of the U.S, you've probably called someone, or worse, been called, a chooch. And now for all those jackasses who never amounted to much, there's Chooch: The Movie.

The term is derived from the Italian ciuccio and means dummy, idiot, or moron. The given spelling reflects, more than likely, an Italian-American/Brooklynese-East Coast derivation , which is quite common.

So if you want to see a film that the New York Times described as Take Gleason, Then Add A Little Italy then Chooch: The Movie might be the end-of-summer flick for you.

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Filippo, Michael San. "Yo, Chooch!" ThoughtCo, Feb. 25, 2016, thoughtco.com/yo-chooch-3972378. Filippo, Michael San. (2016, February 25). Yo, Chooch! Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/yo-chooch-3972378 Filippo, Michael San. "Yo, Chooch!" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/yo-chooch-3972378 (accessed June 19, 2018).