Definitions for: Chaw


[n] a wad of something chewable as tobacco
[v] chew without swallowing, as of chewing tobacco



Webster (1913) Definition: Chaw, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chawed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Chawing.] [See Chew.]
1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating;
to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.

The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
--Surrey.

2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind
working upon; to brood over. --Dryden.

Note: A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as
vulgar.


Chaw, n. [See Chaw, v. t.]
1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
[Law]

2. [Cf. Jaw.] The jaw. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Chaw bacon, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law)

Chaw tooth, a grinder. (Law)

Synonyms: chew, cud, plug, quid, wad

See Also: bit, bite, chew, jaw, manducate, masticate, morsel

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