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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chev-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɛv i/
    • /ˈtʃɪ.vi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chev-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɛv i/

Definitions of chivy word

  • verb chivy to harass or nag 3
  • verb chivy to hunt 3
  • verb chivy to run about 3
  • noun chivy a hunt 3
  • noun chivy a hunting cry 3
  • noun chivy a hunt; chase 3

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Origin of chivy

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1775-85; perhaps short for Chevy Chase

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Parts of speech for Chivy


chivy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chivy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chivy

verb chivy

  • tear — the act of tearing.
  • run down — melted or liquefied: run butter.
  • rush — to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence.
  • hunt — to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing.
  • drive — to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; to drive a person to desperation.

Antonyms for chivy

verb chivy

  • retard — to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
  • retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • lead — to cover, line, weight, treat, or impregnate with lead or one of its compounds.
  • run away — to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

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