Associations to the word «Chow»


CHOW, noun. (slang) (uncountable) Food, especially snacks.
CHOW, noun. A Chinese breed of dog; the Chow Chow.
CHOW, noun. (chiefly Australian) (slang) (now rare) A Chinese person.
CHOW, verb. (slang) (South Africa) To eat.
CHOW, noun. A prefecture or district of the second rank in China, or the chief city of such a district.
CHOW, verb. (Mahjong) To (use a tile or tiles to) piece together a winning combination of tiles.
CHOW, proper noun. A common Chinese surname
CHOW, proper noun. (improper) An alternative form of Zhou (dynasty, realm, & era)
CHOW DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To eat, especially to eat vigorously.
CHOW FOON, noun. Alternative spelling of chow fun
CHOW FUN, noun. A Cantonese dish, composed of stir-fried wide noodles, bean sprouts, and meat or tofu.
CHOW HALL, noun. (military slang) mess hall
CHOW HALLS, noun. Plural of chow hall
CHOW LINE, noun. Alternative form of chowline
CHOW MEIN, noun. A Westernised Chinese dish of stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat or seafood.

Dictionary definition

CHOW, noun. The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism.
CHOW, noun. Informal terms for a meal.
CHOW, noun. Breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China.

Wise words

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