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May 22, 2013
This week's theme
Words coined after mountains

This week's words
vesuvian
parnassian
chevy
chartreuse
himalayan

Cheviot Hills
Cheviot Hills

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chevy

PRONUNCIATION:
(CHEV-ee)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To chase or annoy.
noun: A chase, hunt, or a hunting cry.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Cheviot Hills bordering England and Scotland. A battle between English and Scottish forces over a hunting expedition is described in a 15th-century ballad (The Ballad of Chevy Chase). A chase is a tract of land reserved for hunting. The name of the city Chevy Chase in Maryland has the same origin. Earliest documented use: before 1825.

USAGE:
"[Boys] chevied the younger boys to greater speed as they stumbled down the stairs."
Clinton W. Trowbridge; All Tied Up; The Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Massachusetts); Jan 22, 1999.

See more usage examples of chevy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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