3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chaw \Chaw\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chaw \Chaw\, noun [See {Chaw}, verb (used with an object)]

1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid. [Law]

2. [Cf. {Jaw}.] The jaw. [Obs.] --Spenser.

{Chaw bacon}, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law)

{Chaw tooth}, a grinder. (Law)

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: {chew}, {chaw}, {cud}, {quid}, {plug}, {wad}]


1: chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"

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