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[Variant of chow chow.]
chow 2(chou) Slang
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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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]
n. (often cap.)
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|Noun||1.||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 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 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[ˈtʃaʊ] n (= dog) → chow-chow m
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chow[tʃaʊ] n (also chow-chow) (dog) → chow chow m inv
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