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See Zhou.

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
References in classic literature ?
Chow Lam blew into Stockton and got a job on the peat lands at day's wages.
After three weeks of searching, Chow found "Sara" through the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, another group that works with the victims of human trafficking, and even then "Sara" did not want to disclose her real name.
Chow clearly explains the adjustments necessary in applying these tools to the Chinese context by simplifying complex economic relationships to hone in on the core mechanisms at work.
Chow has restaurants in Beverly Hills and Westwood, CA; Seoul, Korea; and London, England.
Chow was most recently vice president of marketing services.
The article entitled: "Psychometric benefits of soft-linked scoring algorithms in achievement testing" by Loerke, Jones, and Chow (1999) has some fundamental problems that education professionals should be aware of.
During the 1950s, Chow managed the design, development, and production in quantity of the digital computer and all-inertial guidance system for the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile.
In his first public statement on the affair, Egan, who has ruled out an appeal, said he had never denied knowing Chow, who works as a jockeys' room attendant.
Finally Norm Chow calmed the nerves of UCLA faithful and broke the hearts of USC fans simultaneously - the news coming in around midday that Chow would remain the Bruins' offensive coordinator, ignoring the Trojans' pleas to join new head coach Lane Kiffin's staff - and Kevin Prince sighed with relief.
We recently presented evidence that soft-linked items have better psychometric properties than hard-linked items in achievement tests (Loerke, Jones, & Chow, 1999).
9 percent, perhaps, of the fluoride in the toothpaste gets spit out or rinsed out," says Chow.
The first 60-second TV spot, set in Denver, CO and created by Leo Burnett, features Nick, a member of the Dog Chow production team, as he discusses his family's close relationship with their dog Khloe.