Definitions

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  • noun slang The time when food is eaten; a mealtime.

Etymologies

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chow +‎ time

Examples

  • Antiques Roadshow's dusty appraiser, David Gallager, will be on hand for appraisals, followed by a chowtime lecture, "Digesting Antiques" (burp!).

    Eight Day Week

  • For example, before giving the dog its food, you might announce “suppertime,” “dinner is ready,” “chowtime,” “mess call,” or, “Luncheon will be served in the main dining room.”

    How to Speak Dog

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