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chow chow

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noun \ˈchau̇-ˌchau̇\

Simple Definition of chow chow

  • : a type of dog that has thick fur and a short curled tail

Full Definition of chow chow

  1. :  any of a breed of heavy-coated sturdy muscular dogs of Chinese origin having a broad head and muzzle, a distinctive blue-black tongue and black-lined mouth, and either a long dense coat with a full ruff or a short smooth coat —called also chow

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Origin of chow chow

perhaps from chow-chow Chinese person, from Chinese Pidgin English chowchow food


First Known Use: 1886


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