Chaw meaning

chô
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To chew.
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A chew, especially of tobacco.
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(informal, uncountable) Chewing tobacco.

When the doctor told him to quit smoking, Harvey switched to chaw, but then developed cancer of the mouth.

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(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.

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(archaic or nonstandard) To chew; to grind with one's teeth; to masticate (food, or the cud); to champ (at the bit).

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To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over.

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(UK, slang) To steal.

Some pikey's chawed my bike.

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Origin of chaw

  • Variant of chew

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See chew.

    From Wiktionary