In South Louisiana, the word chu-chut just means a little “thing.” It can be used by anyone in any situation. In the kitchen, it can be used to refer to a measuring spoon, chip clip, or even a crumb on a countertop. In the car, a chu-chut can be anything from a key chain to a loose hair tie. In a conversation between friends, the word may be used to replace the clasp of a necklace or a zipper.