Chivvy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃɪvi|  American pronunciation of the word chivvy
Brit.  |ˈtʃɪvi|  British pronunciation of the word chivvy


- annoy continually or chronically (syn: beset, chevy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke)


Go and see if you can chivvy the kids up a bit.

People often have to be chevied into finding a job.

Stop chivying me along, I'll walk at my own speed!

If you chivy the workers along a bit I'm sure they could do the work faster.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: chivvy
he/she/it: chivvies
present participle: chivvying
past tense: chivvied
past participle: chivvied
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman