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verb (used with object), chev·ied, chev·y·ing.
  1. to chase; run after.
  2. to harass; nag; torment.
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verb (used without object), chev·ied, chev·y·ing.
  1. to race; scamper.
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noun, plural chev·ies.
  1. a hunting cry.
  2. a hunt, chase, or pursuit.
  3. the game of prisoner's base.
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Also chivvy, chivy.

Origin of chevy

First recorded in 1775–85; perhaps short for Chevy Chase
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noun, verb
  1. a variant of chivy
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Word Origin and History for chevy



by 1938, popular form of Chevrolet, U.S. automobile brand, which was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William Durant in 1911; acquired by General Motors in 1917.

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