CHOW

chow, chow chow

(noun) breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

chow, chuck, eats, grub

(noun) informal terms for a meal

Zhou, Zhou dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow, Chow dynasty

(noun) the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Proper noun

Chow

A surname.

(obsolete) Alternative form of Zhou (“dynasty, realm, and era”)

Anagrams

• owch

Etymology 1

Noun

chow (usually uncountable, plural chows)

(slang, uncountable) Food, especially snacks.

A Chow Chow.

(chiefly Australian, slang, now rare) A Chinese person.

Verb

chow (third-person singular simple present chows, present participle chowing, simple past and past participle chowed)

(slang, South Africa) To eat.

Etymology 2

Noun

chow (plural chows)

A prefecture or district of the second rank in China, or the chief city of such a district.

Etymology 3

Noun

chow (plural chows)

(mahjong) A run of three consecutive tiles of the same suit.

Verb

chow (third-person singular simple present chows, present participle chowing, simple past and past participle chowed)

(mahjong) To call a discarded tile to produce a chow.

Coordinate terms

• pung

• kong

Anagrams

• owch

Source: Wiktionary


Chow, n. [Chin chou.]

Definition: A prefecture or district of the second rank in China, or the chief city of such a district; -- often part of the name of a city, as in Foochow.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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