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Meaning of "chivvies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIVVIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIVVIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chivvies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIVVIES

chitterlings
chitty
chiv
chivalresque
chivalric
chivalries
chivalrous
chivalrously
chivalrousness
chivalry
chivaree
chive
chives
chivied
chivies
chivved
chivving
chivy
chiyogami
chiz

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIVVIES

anchovies
bevvies
bivvies
cavies
civvies
Davies
divvies
envies
gravies
heavies
ivies
levies
luvvies
navies
navvies
privies
savvies
skivvies
the heavies
vies

Synonyms and antonyms of chivvies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chivvies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIVVIES

Find out the translation of chivvies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chivvies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chivvies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

chivvies
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chivvies
570 millions of speakers

English

chivvies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chivvies
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

chivvies
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

chivvies
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chivvies
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chivvies
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chivvies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chivvies
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chivvies
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

chivvies
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chivvies
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyenengake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chivvies
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chivvies
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चवी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

chivvies
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chivvies
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chivvies
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

chivvies
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chivvies
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chivvies
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chivvies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chivvies
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chivvies
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chivvies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIVVIES»

The term «chivvies» is normally little used and occupies the 146.705 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIVVIES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chivvies» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chivvies» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chivvies

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIVVIES»

Discover the use of chivvies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chivvies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Exploring the Nuclear Posture Implications of Extended ...
79 On the other hand, overcompensating could “play into Russian attempts to portray reassurance as a sign of NATO hostility” and antagonize divisions between the Western and Eastern NATO allies.80 Christopher Chivvies argues that “the ...
‎2009
2
Yenni: A Life Between Worlds
The streets were full of untidy chivvies, half-dressed Gypsy kids, yelling and running around. The gateways and staircases filled with colourful sukar cheyories ('beautiful girls') laughing noisily across the streets, most windows broken and ...
Eugenia Jenny Williams, 2010
3
Come Hunting!
Rabbit Chivvies NEXT TO watching my dogs working a rat, I like to see them hunting a rabbit, but in order to get the best fun out of this sport, I observe certain rules. These rules would be laughed at, no doubt, by anyone who goes out merely to ...
Jack Ivester Lloyd, 1952
4
Personal Effectiveness
This is the person who checks the details, worries about schedules and chivvies the others with a sense of urgency. His/ her relentless follow-through is important but not always popular. The 'specialist' This is the person who possesses the ...
Alexander Murdock, Carol N. Scutt, 2007
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Belgravia
There's splits among these measly men same as there is with us. There are Chummies who are like the Romanists, they wear green; and there are Chivvies as take after the Protestants, and they wear red, and can't abide green. Now the old ...
6
How the Dice Fell
“Yes, she chivvies me along, bullies me. In spring she had me sitting on the couch, putting vegetable seeds into seed trays, hundreds of them. Most places she goes, she drags me along – supermarket, shopping. No excuses. But it's good.
John Roberts, 2012
7
More Scenes from the Rural Life
Thoreau goads me uphill, and he chivvies me along the heights, and yet he repents at the turning homeward. For he has just remembered that “a truly good book is something as natural. . .as a wildflower discovered on the prairies of the West.
Verlyn Klinkenborg, 2013
8
Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter's Tales
Brisk now, officious, theoldgod chivvies them.“Enough. Here's silver and thydoor.” He stamps and the circle's broken. "You must let usin,” says Grevil, setting byhis part. He wries his signet on his finger; buthe lifts his face: speaks truly. “It is law ...
Greer Gilman, 2013
9
Ride the Tortoise
She chivvies the daydreaming Refiloe and complains at Salmaan's dithering. Ten minutes early she says, "Finish up. Don't start another colour. Put your folios away." The students look up. Surprised, they comply. 17 Ride the Tortoise.
Liesl Jobson, 2013
10
The Green Labyrinth: Exploring the Mysteries of the Amazon
As Agustin chivvies us with NIiguel as translator: “Sometimes the worms are 6 inches long. They can even get into your brain and come out your nose. When I lived with the Yagua tribe, I cured many of their big bellies, which were filled with  ...
Sylvia Fraser, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIVVIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chivvies is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Can Winston Churchill's grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?
The government chivvies its contractors to do a thousand things correctly. Private companies seek to minimise their risks, and ensure a quiet ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Imaginate Reviews: Traverse and other venues, Edinburgh
... an ivory tower (draped in white candle-wick), she measures out her weight loss in victory medals while Boris pleads and chivvies her to eat. «Herald Scotland, May 15»
3
Apple Watch fitness review: motivation at its best
Ultimately, the Apple Watch acts as a slightly fussy personal trainer that chivvies you into exercising. It's pure motivation, and it worked for me. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
4
Hundreds do Chichester St Wilfrid's Hospice moonlight walk
“It's bittersweet,” she said. “The support was amazing. Everyone chivvies everyone along. I think whether you walk in a group or turn up on your ... «Bognor Regis Observer, May 15»
5
The Mission: 'Never bring the missus to the airport'
She's clutching a water treatment manual as she chivvies her colleagues. “As long as they're all getting on I don't care which goes in what box,” ... «Irish Times, Apr 15»
6
Meet the Plymouth mum who dropped five dress sizes in 10 months
“My husband chivvies me along; you've got to do things that you don't normally do. He says I should do new things to give myself confidence.”. «Plymouth Herald, Apr 15»
7
Warming Up with Watson at The Dorset Playhouse
He chivvies and carps at Holmes with the long-suffering of long devotion; it's his true marriage, for better or for worse, and Michael McCord's ... «The Manchester Journal, Mar 15»
8
Six ways to fix the 2015 Oscars
He chivvies the Turing story along at a reasonable pace, briskly interweaving the flashbacks, marshalling an appealing cadre of performers ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
9
Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
Time yanks and chivvies you forward, edges are softened, life trajectories evolve, but years down the line that baseline, incontrovertible grief is ... «Daily Beast, Dec 14»
10
The Homesman review – Tommy Lee Jones's frontier western …
She chivvies reprobate Briggs into helping her in this journey, and by and by, their tense relationship begins to thaw. All this is, of course, not so ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chivvies [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chivvies>. Nov 2019 ».
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