[chev-ee] /ˈtʃɛv i/ British
verb (used with object), chevied, chevying.
to chase; run after.
to harass; nag; torment.
verb (used without object), chevied, chevying.
to race; scamper.
noun, plural chevies.
a hunting cry.
a hunt, chase, or pursuit.
the game of prisoner’s base.
a variant of chivy
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.
A Chevrolet car (1930+)
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”]
noun 1. (The Ballad of Chevy Chase) a 15th-century English ballad describing the battle of Otterburn between the Percys and the Douglases.
[choo] /tʃu/ verb (used with object) 1. to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate. 2. to crush, damage, injure, etc., as if by chewing (often followed by up): The faulty paper feeder chewed the letters up. 3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper. 4. […]
[chey-wah] /ˈtʃeɪ wɑ/ noun 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Malawi. 2. Also called Chichewa. the Bantu language of the Chewa people, widely spoken in Malawi. /ˈtʃeɪwə/ noun 1. (pl) -was, -wa. a member of a Negroid people of Malawi, E Zambia, and N Zimbabwe, related to the Bemba 2. the language of […]
[choo-uh-buh l] /ˈtʃu ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being : chewable aspirin. noun 2. something that can be : Now that the baby is getting its teeth, add chewables to its diet. adj. 1827, from chew (v.) + -able.