Chevy



[chev-ee] /ˈtʃɛv i/ British

verb (used with object), chevied, chevying.
1.
to chase; run after.
2.
to harass; nag; torment.
verb (used without object), chevied, chevying.
3.
to race; scamper.
noun, plural chevies.
4.
a hunting cry.
5.
a hunt, chase, or pursuit.
6.
the game of prisoner’s base.
/ˈtʃɛvɪ/
noun, verb
1.
a variant of chivy
n.

by 1938, popular form of Chevrolet, U.S. automobile brand, which was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William Durant in 1911; acquired by General Motors in 1917.

Related Terms

chivvy

noun

A Chevrolet car (1930+)

verb

To harry and annoy; badger; bug, hassle

[1821+; perhaps fr Chevy Chase, site of a skirmish between the English and the Scots, which came to mean ”a running pursuit” in Yorkshire dialect; chivy came to mean ”pursue”]

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