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Definition of "chaw" []

  • To chew. (verb-transitive)
  • A chew, especially of tobacco. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chaw" in a sentence
  • "And then, before them all, this curious parson took a piece of tobacco out of his ragged pocket, and cut off a "chaw" with Mr. Troke's knife."
  • "The unit of currency was a "chaw" of tobacco, cut about one inch square and a quarter of an inch thick."
  • "Upon this occasion the "chaw" created such a disturbance that (on audacious demand) leave was granted to the Duffer and John to capture the offender."