Chou

noun
\ ˈjō How to pronounce Chou (audio) \

Definition of Chou

: a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated 1122 to about 256 b.c. and marked by the development of the philosophical schools of Confucius, Mencius, Lao-tzu, and Mo Ti

First Known Use of Chou

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chou

Chinese (Beijing) Zhōu

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“Chou.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chou. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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