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From Middle English chewyng, chewynge; equivalent to chew +‎ -ing.



  1. present participle of chew
    Stop chewing on your shirt and get back to work.

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chewing (countable and uncountable, plural chewings)

  1. The act by which something is chewed on; mastication.
    • 2016, Jennifer Bramseth, Bourbon Springs Box Set: Volume II, Books 4-6
      And while the dog and the cat buses suffered considerable damage from the trapped animals' excretions, clawings, and chewings, the bus with the skunk was declared unsalvageable.
  2. (drugs) The consumption of (the juice from) the khat plant.
  3. (drugs) The consumption of loose leaf tobacco juice from tobacco plants by chewing leaves near the cheek.