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chivy

chivvy chevy British

/ (ˈtʃɪvɪ) /
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verb chivies, chivying, chivied, chivvies, chivvying, chivvied, chevies, chevying or chevied

(tr) to harass or nag
(tr) to hunt
(intr) to run about

noun plural chivies, chivvies or chevies

a hunt
obsolete a hunting cry

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Word Origin for chivy

C19: variant of chevy, probably from Chevy Chase, title of a Scottish border ballad
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