verb \ˈchi-vē\
chiv·ied or chiv·viedchivy·ing or chiv·vy·ing

Definition of CHIVY

transitive verb
:  to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks
:  to move or obtain by small maneuvers <chivy an olive out of a bottle>

Variants of CHIVY

chivy or chiv·vy \ˈchi-vē\

Examples of CHIVY

  1. <a boss with a reputation for chivying his workers about every little thing>

Origin of CHIVY

chivy, noun, chase, hunt, probably from English dialect Chevy Chase chase, confusion, from the name of a ballad describing the battle of Otterburn (1388)
First Known Use: 1918

Rhymes with CHIVY


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