chevy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Chevy Chase, the scene of a battle celebrated in a number of early ballads.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chevy (countable and uncountable, plural chevies)

  1. A hunt or pursuit.
  2. A cry used in hunting.
  3. (uncountable) The game of prisoners' bars.

Verb[edit]

chevy (third-person singular simple present chevies, present participle chevying, simple past and past participle chevied)

  1. To hunt or chase.
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’ (Norton 2005, p.666)
      On the contrary, it seemed rather a piquant thing to us to chevy him about the playground and hit him over the shins with a wicket.

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