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chow 1


[Variant of chow chow.]

chow 2

 (chou) Slang
Food; victuals.
intr.v. chowed, chow·ing, chows
To eat: chowed down on the meat and potatoes.

[Possibly from Cantonese zaap6, food, miscellany; see chop suey.]


1. informal food
2. (Breeds) short for chow-chow1


(tʃaʊ) Slang. n.
1. food, esp. hearty dishes or a meal.
2. to eat, esp. heartily (usu. fol. by down).
[1855–60, Amer.; short for chow -chow]



n. (often cap.)
[short form]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chow - the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
2.chow - informal terms for a mealchow - informal terms for a meal    
fare - the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
3.chow - breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongueschow - breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China
spitz - any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail


Slang. To take (food) into the body as nourishment:
Idioms: break bread, have a bite.


1 [tʃaʊ] N (= dog) → chow-chow m, perro m chino


2 [tʃaʊ] N (esp US) (= food) → comida f


[ˈtʃaʊ] n (= dog) → chow-chow m


n (inf: = food) → was zu mampfen (inf)


n (= dog)Chow-Chow m


[tʃaʊ] n (also chow-chow) (dog) → chow chow m inv
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