[chee-tuh] /ˈtʃi tə/
a cat, Acinonyx jubatus, of southwestern Asia and Africa, resembling a leopard but having certain doglike characteristics, often trained for hunting deer, antelope, etc.: an endangered species.
a large feline mammal, Acinonyx jubatus, of Africa and SW Asia: the swiftest mammal, having very long legs, nonretractile claws, and a black-spotted light-brown coat
1704, from Hindi chita “leopard,” from Sanskrit chitraka “hunting leopard, tiger,” literally “speckled,” from chitra-s “distinctively marked, variegated, many-colored, bright, clear” (from PIE *kit-ro-, from root *(s)kai- (1) “bright, shining;” see shine (v.)) + kayah “body,” from PIE *kwei- “to build, make” (see poet).
noun processed cheese-flavored snack puffs; official name Chee-tos Word Origin introduced in 1948, Chee ‘cheese’ Usage Note trademark of Frito Lay
[chee-ver] /ˈtʃi vər/ noun 1. John, 1912–82, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. /ˈtʃiːvə/ noun 1. John. 1912–82, US novelist and short-story writer. His novels include The Wapshot Chronicle (1957) and Bullet Park (1969)
[shef] /ʃɛf/ noun 1. the cook, especially in a restaurant or hotel, usually responsible for planning menus, ordering foodstuffs, overseeing food preparation, and supervising the kitchen staff. 2. any cook. /ʃɛf/ noun 1. a cook, esp the principal cook in a restaurant intransitive verb to cook, esp. in a skilled or professional manner Word Origin […]
[shef duh kwee-zeen] /ʃɛf də kwiˈzin/ noun, plural chefs de cuisine [shef duh kwee-zeen] /ʃɛf də kwiˈzin/ (Show IPA). French. 1. (def 1).