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chow

1
[ chou ]
/ tʃaʊ /
Informal.
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noun
food, especially hearty dishes or a meal.
Verb Phrases
chow down, to eat; eat a meal, especially the main meal of the day: In the army we usually chow down at 6 p.m.
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Origin of chow

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1855–60, Americanism; short for chow-chow

Other definitions for chow (2 of 3)

chow2
[ chou ]
/ tʃaʊ /

noun (often initial capital letter)

Origin of chow

2
Short form

Other definitions for chow (3 of 3)

Chow
[ chou ]
/ tʃaʊ /

noun Australian Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Chinese person.

Origin of Chow

First recorded in 1870–75; special use of spelling variant (Chow) of Chou
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British Dictionary definitions for chow

chow
/ (tʃaʊ) /

noun
informal food
See also chow down
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