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Definition of "chow" [chow]

  • Any of a breed of heavyset dog originating in China, having a long, dense, reddish-brown or black coat and a blue-black tongue. Also called chow chow. (noun)
  • Food; victuals. (noun)
  • To eat: chowed down on the meat and potatoes. (verb-intransitive)

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 "chow" in a sentence
  • "Justin chow … btw I watched “Forks” u guys looked great!"
  • "Someone Being Me -- Puppy chow is good stuff, too!"
  • "The anxiety of constantly toadying to their social superiors seems to curb their appetite, researchers suspect, at least when their regular high-fiber, low-fat chow is on the menu."