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Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Perhaps from Mandarin Chinese jiao 'meat dumpling'
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from Cantonese kau 'dog'

chow

1 noun
     
chow
Related topics: Animals
chow1
1 [uncountable] old-fashioned informal food:
I ordered some chow and sat down.
2 also chow chow [countable]HBA a type of dog with long thick fur that first came from China

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