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chaw

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verb \ ˈchȯ \

Definition of chaw

:chew 1

Examples of chaw in a Sentence

  1. the farmer was intently chawing a carrot

Origin and Etymology of chaw

by alteration

chaw Synonyms

Synonyms
champ, bite (on), chew, chomp (on), crunch (on), gnaw (on), masticate, nibble
Related Words
ruminate; munch, nosh, snack; consume, eat, ingest, swallow; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scarf, scoff, snack, wolf; nip, peck (at), pick (at); gum, mumble

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chaw

noun

Definition of chaw

:a chew especially of tobacco

Examples of chaw in a Sentence

  1. enjoyed a chaw of tobacco

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First Known Use of chaw

1709


CHAW Defined for English Language Learners

chaw

noun

Definition of chaw for English Language Learners

  • : a piece or amount of chewing tobacco


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