a small bulbous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, related to the leek and onion, having long, slender leaves that are used as a seasoning.
a small Eurasian purple-flowered alliaceous plant, Allium schoenoprasum, whose long slender hollow leaves are used in cooking to flavour soups, stews, etc Also called chives
c.1400, from Old North French chive (Old French, Modern French cive, 13c.), from Latin cepa “onion” (see onion).
: something better than shitwork jobs
Menial and tedious work; degrading routine work; scut work: the boredom, the shitwork, the perpetual deadlines (1960s+)
[chiv-ee] /ˈtʃɪv i/ verb (used with or without object), chivvied, chivvying, noun, plural chivvies. 1. . v. “harass,” 1918, from alternative form of chevy (1830) “to chase,” from a noun chevy (1824, also used as a hunting cry, c.1785), from chevy chase “a running pursuit,” probably from the “Ballad of Chevy Chase,” popular song from […]
[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. [chiv-ee] /ˈtʃɪv i/ verb (used with […]
verb To relax: chiz for a while
verb to cheat or defraud; also called chisel Usage Note slang