chow down

v To eat. I need to find a place to chow down. 1950s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • chow down — (N Am inf) To eat greedily • • • Main Entry: ↑chow * * * ˌchow ˈdown [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they chow down he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • chow down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms chow down : present tense I/you/we/they chow down he/she/it chows down present participle chowing down past tense chowed down past participle chowed down American informal to eat food, especially a lot of… …   English dictionary

  • chow down — vb American to eat, sit down to a meal, tuck in . From chow meaning food. ► While we re here let s chow down, hey? (Real Men, US film, 1987) …   Contemporary slang

  • chow down — in. to eat; to take a meal. □ ver there is where we chow down. □ It’s past my time to chow down …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • chow down — verb To eat, especially to eat vigorously. Were all famished; its time to chow down. Syn: dig in, eat up …   Wiktionary

  • chow down — eat, have a meal    I m hungry. Let s chow down before we go to the movie …   English idioms

  • Chow down — begin eating (from chow chow , originally nautical slang of SE Asia) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chow down — Australian Slang begin eating (from chow chow , originally nautical slang of SE Asia) …   English dialects glossary

  • chow down — N. Amer. informal eat. → chow …   English new terms dictionary

  • chow down — Meaning Sit down to eat. Origin Favoured, at least in the past, by the US military …   Meaning and origin of phrases


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