Now Dial. chew
intr. & tr.v.chawed, chaw·ing, chaws
A chew, especially of tobacco.
Origin of chawVariant of chew.
- (informal, uncountable) Chewing tobacco.
- When the doctor told him to quit smoking, Harvey switched to chaw, but then developed cancer of the mouth.
- (countable) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco.
- My uncle's way to convince us not to use tobacco was to give us each a big chaw, and then get us to swallow it.
(third-person singular simple present chaws, present participle chawing, simple past and past participle chawed)