"chive" Definition

Definitions for the word "chive" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
Small plant with long onion-flavoured leaves. [latin cepa onion]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
or CHIVEY, a shout, a halloo, or cheer; loud tongued. Probably from CHEVY-CHASE, a boy’s game, in which the word CHEVY is bawled aloud. Dickens uses the word CHIVEY in _Bleak House_ rather freely, but there it is from the other phase of CHEVY-CHASE which follows.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
a knife; also used as a verb, to knife. In all these cases the word is pronounced as though written CHIV or CHIVVY.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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