Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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CHAW, TO . . . OUT

Construct: Verb
Definition: To abuse verbally, to castigate.
Use: He chawed me out.
He castigated me.
Derivation: Possibly Old English to chew, to bite, hence to chaw out, to abuse. (Concise Oxford Dictionary)


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