Chaw : Definition

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Definitions of Chaw

Pronunciation : Chaw
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [See Chew.]
Definition : 1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit. The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped, Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood. Surrey.

2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over. Dryden.

Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as vulgar.

t. [imp. & p. p. Chawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Chawing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Chaw
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [See Chaw, v. t.]
Definition : 1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid. [Law]

2. Etym: [Cf. Jaw.]

Defn: The jaw. [Obs.] Spenser. Chaw bacon, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law) -- Chaw tooth, a grinder. (Law)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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