chaw

chaw

[chaw]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), noun Dialect.

chawer, noun
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chaw (tʃɔː)
 
vb
1.  to chew (tobacco), esp without swallowing it
 
n
2.  something chewed, esp a plug of tobacco
 
'chawer
 
n

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chaw
1530, unexplained phonetic variant of chew; the noun meaning "that which is chewed" (esp. a quid of tobacco) first recorded 1709.
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