verb (used with or without object), noun, Dialect.
to chew (tobacco), esp without swallowing it
something chewed, esp a plug of tobacco
1520s, unexplained phonetic variant of chew (v.). OED points out the variant form chow was “very common in 16-17th c.” Bartlett’s “Dictionary of Americanisms”  says chaw, “Although found in good authors, … is retained, in this country as in England, only by the illiterate.” Related: Chawed; chawing. The noun meaning “that which is chewed” (especially a quid of tobacco) first recorded 1709.
noun A person who chews tobacco or something else habitually: I used to watch baseball; then I witnessed one too many newsclips of brawling, drunken chaw-heads (1990s+)
/tʃɔːk/ noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a jackdaw
[chahy-ef-skee] /tʃaɪˈɛf ski/ noun 1. Paddy [pad-ee] /ˈpæd i/ (Show IPA), 1923–1981, U.S. playwright and director.
[shey] /ʃeɪ/ noun 1. chaise; shay.