chaw
I. verb Etymology: by alteration Date: 1506 chew 1 II. noun Date: 1709 a chew especially of tobacco

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  • Chaw — Chaw, n. [See {Chaw}, v. t.] 1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid. [Law] [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. {Jaw}.] The jaw. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Chaw bacon}, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law) {Chaw tooth}, a grinder. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaw — Chaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chawed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chawing}.] [See {Chew}.] 1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit. [1913 Webster] The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaw — may refer to: Gary Chaw, a singer Chewing tobacco Capitol Hill Arts Workshop This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the l …   Wikipedia

  • chaw — chaw·dron; chaw; …   English syllables

  • chaw — (v.) 1520s, unexplained phonetic variant of CHEW (Cf. chew); the noun meaning that which is chewed (especially a quid of tobacco) first recorded 1709 …   Etymology dictionary

  • chaw — [chô] n., vt., vi. Now Dial. CHEW …   English World dictionary

  • chaw — 1. noun a) Chewing tobacco. When the doctor told him to quit smoking, Harvey switched to chaw, but then developed cancer of the mouth. b) A plug or wad of chewing tobacco. My uncles way to convince us not to use tobacco was to give us each a big… …   Wiktionary

  • chaw — chawer, n. /chaw/, v.t., v.i., n. Dial. chew. * * * …   Universalium

  • chaw — [[t]tʃɔ[/t]] n. dial. sts chew chaw′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • chaw — /tʃɔ/ (say chaw) verb (t), verb (i), noun US Dialect → chew …   Australian English dictionary

  • chaw — I noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco • Syn: ↑chew, ↑cud, ↑quid, ↑plug, ↑wad • Derivationally related forms: ↑wad (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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