Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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CHOW, n.2 Add variant chew and quots. to 1.: Mry. 1840 Lintie o' Moray (1887) 90:
Many a game at “chow” In former days was seen, Sir!
Abd. 1890 Sc. N. & Q. (Ser. 1) IV. 26:
In the lower part of Buchan Shinty was known as The Cutty Sow, often as the Chew or Chow.

Add: 6. The game of golf (Abd. (Bch. coast) 1965).

[Ad. North. Fr. dial. cho(u)le, cholle, a ball or block of wood used in hockey or football.]

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