Definition of chow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃaʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃaʊ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (slang) food ‘Time for some chow!’
  2. 2 (also chow chow) [countable] a dog with long thick hair, a curled tail and a blue-black tongue, originally from China
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: shortened from of chow chow, pidgin English, of unknown ultimate origin.

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