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Chow

 (jō)
See Zhou.

chow 1

 (chou)
n.

[Variant of chow chow.]

chow 2

 (chou) Slang
n.
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.]
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chow

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

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

chow2

(tʃaʊ)

n. (often cap.)
[short form]
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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
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chow

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

chow

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

chow

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

[ˈtʃaʊ] n (= dog) → chow-chow m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chow

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

chow(chow)

n (= dog)Chow-Chow m
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chow

[tʃaʊ] n (also chow-chow) (dog) → chow chow m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Flat-faced dogs such as boxers, pugs, bulldogs, Boston terriers, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, chow chows, Pekingese, Lhasa Apso, bull mastiffs, and English toy spaniels are brachycephalic dog breeds.
They are also looking for German shepherds, border collies, rough collies, golden retrievers, huskies, Pomeranians, chow chows, spitz breeds, samoyeds, corgis and old English sheepdogs.
Heartbreaking images and videos taken by officers during the investigation show that Chow Chows from China, French Bulldogs, Pugs and Dachshunds seem to be at the top of the Christmas list.
From French bulldogs and Chow Chows to Labradors and crossbreeds, the event attracts every possible type of dog.
Akitas and Chow Chows particularly are at risk for one of the two most common forms of autoimmune skin disease in dogs--pemphigus foliaceus, a term relating to Latin for "bubble." In addition to blisters, symptoms can include widespread flaking skin, bumps and footpad lesions, with painful cracking and red swelling at the pad margins.
"Since the quarantine began in December, we have taken in over 300 puppies, including dachshunds, French bulldogs, pugs and chow chows and we believe this to be the tip of the iceberg."
Two fellow chow chows poisoned at the same event survived.
Ch'en, who owns a store in southwest China's Sichuan Province, said the black and white-dyed chow chows are the new favorites in town.
Other breeds women find attractive were, in order of popularity, beagles, English springer spaniels, jack russells, chow chows and dalmatians.