a person who eats food in large quantities or with great gusto; glutton.
Why Is “Dog” One of the Great Mysteries of the English Language?Behind the simplest words one can often find the most compelling questions. Take for example, “dog.” Canis familiaris, also known as “dog,” is essentially a domesticated wolf. The dog is a member of the Canidae family, like the jackal and the fox. The history of dog About seven centuries ago, the word “hound,” which came from the Old English hund, was the word for all domestic …
Master the 3 new “official” dog breeds: What Cane Corso meansToday the AKC (American Kennel Club), the main organization for dog breeders in the United States, recognized three new dog breeds: the Icelandic Sheepdog, the Leonberger, and the Cane Corso. This means that breeders of these three types of canine gain access to the reputation, licensing and support of the powerful AKC. For us it’s an opportunity to explore the evocative words associated with each …
- chow down,
- chow mein,
Origin of chowhound
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