Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  2. (verb, consumption) chew without swallowing

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Synonyms of Chaw

chew, cud, plug, quid, wad

Alternate forms of Chaw

Derivations: chaw

Hypernyms: bit, bite, chew, jaw, manducate, masticate, morsel

Origin of the word Chaw

  1. 1530, unexplained phonetic variant of chew; the noun meaning "that which is chewed" (esp. a quid of tobacco) first recorded 1709. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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