It was an eternal game of chivy or hide-and-seek, each person being by turn the hunter and the hunted.
I thought: "In a day or two I shall get to like her, and then I shan't be able to chivy her."
They'd 'ave nobody to chivy 'em when they come to the throne, or returned from the wars.
I let the first class off easily, but the second I chivy through a whole year.
Every year I have some seven such hopefuls whom, to express it in the students' slang, I "chivy" or "floor."
They are not in a hurry, nor "chivy" over their work either; the tides rise and fall slowly, and they work in correspondence.
The objective of the R. Sussex on the left was the enemy's trenches along the chivy road.
"harass," 1918, from alternative form of chevy (1830) "to chase," from a noun chevy (1824, also used as a hunting cry, c.1785), from chevy chase "a running pursuit," probably from the "Ballad of Chevy Chase," popular song from 15c. describing a hunting party on the borderland that turned into a battle between the English and the Scots (the incident probably late 14c.). The place is probably originally Cheviot Chase.
The old song of Chevy-Chase is the favourite ballad of the common people of England, and Ben Jonson used to say, he had rather have been the author of it than of all his works. [Addison, "spectator" No. 70, May 21, 1711]
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.
A Chevrolet car (1930+)