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Meaning of CHAW

Pronunciation:  cho

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  2. [v]  chew without swallowing, as of chewing tobacco
 

CHAW is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chew, cud, plug, quid, wad
 
 See Also: bit, bite, chew, jaw, manducate, masticate, morsel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Chaw\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chawed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chawing}.] [See {Chew}.]
    1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating;
       to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
    
             The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
             Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
                                                   --Surrey.
    
    2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind
       working upon; to brood over. --Dryden.
    
    Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as
          vulgar.
    
    
  2. \Chaw\, n. [See {Chaw}, v. t.]
    1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
       [Law]
    
    2. [Cf. {Jaw}.] The jaw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    {Chaw bacon}, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law)
    
    {Chaw tooth}, a grinder. (Law)
    
    
 

 

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