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chevy

[chev-ee] /ˈtʃɛv i/
verb (used with object), chevied, chevying.
1.
to chase; run after.
2.
to harass; nag; torment.
verb (used without object), chevied, chevying.
3.
to race; scamper.
noun, plural chevies.
4.
a hunting cry.
5.
a hunt, chase, or pursuit.
6.
the game of prisoner's base.
Also, chivvy, chivy.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; perhaps short for Chevy Chase
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British Dictionary definitions for chevy

chevy

/ˈtʃɛvɪ/
noun, verb
1.
a variant of chivy

chivy

/ˈtʃɪvɪ/
verb chivies, chivying, chivied, chivvies, chivvying, chivvied, chevies, chevying, chevied
1.
(transitive) to harass or nag
2.
(transitive) to hunt
3.
(intransitive) to run about
noun (pl) chivies, chivvies, chevies
4.
a hunt
5.
(obsolete) a hunting cry
Word Origin
C19: variant of chevy, probably from Chevy Chase, title of a Scottish border ballad
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Word Origin and History for chevy

Chevy

n.

by 1938, popular form of Chevrolet, U.S. automobile brand, which was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William Durant in 1911; acquired by General Motors in 1917.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chevy

chevy

Related Terms

chivvy


Chevy

noun

A Chevrolet car (1930+)


chivvy

verb

To harry and annoy; badger; bug, hassle

[1821+; perhaps fr Chevy Chase, site of a skirmish between the English and the Scots, which came to mean ''a running pursuit'' in Yorkshire dialect; chivy came to mean ''pursue'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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