Definition of Chivvy

1. Verb. Annoy continually or chronically. "The performance is likely to chivvy Sue"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"




Definition of Chivvy

1. Verb. To subject to harassment or verbal abuse. ¹

2. Verb. To coerce, as by persistent request. ¹

3. Verb. To sneak up on or rapidly approach. ¹

4. Verb. To pursue as in a hunt. ¹

5. Noun. A goad. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chivvy

1. to chevy [v -VIED, -VYING, -VIES] - See also: chevy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chivvy

chivaries
chivariing
chive
chived
chives
chivied
chivies
chiving
chivs
chivved
chivvied
chivvier
chivviers
chivvies
chivving
chivvy (current term)
chivvying
chivy
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chiz
chizz
chizzed
chizzes
chizzing
chk
chk1 protein kinase
chkalovite
chkalovites
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Literary usage of Chivvy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1898)
"Now, apparently, they wished to ' chivvy ' him for a sum for which he was not morally, if legally, liable. The writer asks to be informed if the claim was ..."

2. A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy, and Beggars and Begging by Charles James Ribton-Turner (1887)
"Much to my relief, I found they had selected chivvy aa the first to go through ... chivvy looked pert and sassy, and seemed to enjoy the prospect of a lark, ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1868)
"Five years before the date of which we write, “chivvy Bob” had been a clerk in the same house with ..."

4. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"I., 460) chivvy is a common English word, meaning to goad, drive. vex, hunt, or throw as it were here and there. It is purely Gypsy. ..."

5. Mammon by Alexander (1891)
"I am my own master, and old O'Hara isn't here to chivvy me. It wouldn't be civil to leave without saying good-bye to Major and Mrs. Selby. ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"With an Introduction by Pierre Loving. Large svo. Net $5.00 NUMBER THIRTY: Being Some Relation of What Happened to chivvy. ..."

7. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"chivvy.—To chase, shouting the while. CHIZZLE.—To cheat. CHIZZLE BOBS.—The bugs found under decaying wood or old bricks, &c. CHOCK VULL. ..."

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