chevy

[chev-ee] British.
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:
1775–85; perhaps short for Chevy Chase

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chevy (ˈtʃɛvɪ)
 
n, —vb
a variant of chivy

chivy, (Brit) chivvy or (Brit) chevy (ˈtʃɪvɪ)
 
vb , chivies, chivying, chivied, chivvies, chivvying, chivvied, chevies, chevying, chevied
1.  (tr) to harass or nag
2.  (tr) to hunt
3.  (intr) to run about
 
n , chivies, chivying, chivied, chivvies, chivvying, chivvied, chevies, chevying, chevied, chivies, chivvies, chevies
4.  a hunt
5.  obsolete a hunting cry
 
[C19: variant of chevy, probably from Chevy Chase, title of a Scottish border ballad]
 
chivvy, (Brit) chivvy or (Brit) chevy
 
vb
 
n
 
[C19: variant of chevy, probably from Chevy Chase, title of a Scottish border ballad]
 
chevy, (Brit) chivvy or (Brit) chevy
 
vb
 
n
 
[C19: variant of chevy, probably from Chevy Chase, title of a Scottish border ballad]

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chevy
alt. form of chivvy (q.v.).
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This boat, the miss chevy ii, was the first sportfishing boat the world had ever seen.
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