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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chou]
    • /tʃaʊ/
    • /tʃaʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chou]
    • /tʃaʊ/

Definitions of chow word

  • uncountable noun chow Food can be referred to as chow. 3
  • countable noun chow A chow is a kind of dog that has a thick coat and a curled tail. Chows originally came from China. 3
  • noun chow any of a breed of medium-sized dog, originally from China, with a thick, dark coat and a blue-black tongue 3
  • noun chow food or mealtime 3
  • intransitive verb chow to eat 3
  • noun chow a contemptuous term used to refer to a Chinese person. 1

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Origin of chow

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
1855-60, Americanism; short for chow-chow

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Parts of speech for Chow


chow popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chow usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chow

noun chow

  • mess — a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess.
  • meal — a coarse, unsifted powder ground from the edible seeds of any grain: wheat meal; cornmeal.
  • eats — to take into the mouth and swallow for nourishment; chew and swallow (food).
  • grub — the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle.
  • victualsvictuals, food supplies; provisions.

verb chow

  • put away — to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position: to put a book on the shelf.

Top questions with chow

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