chivvy vs hassle what difference

what is difference between chivvy and hassle

English

Etymology

From chivy, chevy (to chase; to race, scamper), from chivy, chevy (a chase, hunt, pursuit), probably from the title of The Ballad of Chevy Chase, first published in The Complaynt of Scotland (1549); the ballad is about a hunt taking place on a chase (large country estate where game may be hunted) in the Cheviot Hills between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, and is thought to allude to the Battle of Otterburn in 1388.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɪvi/
  • Hyphenation: chiv‧vy

Verb

chivvy (third-person singular simple present chivvies, present participle chivvying, simple past and past participle chivvied)

  1. (transitive, Britain) To coerce or hurry along, as by persistent request. [from late 18th c.]
  2. (transitive, Britain) To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
  3. (transitive, Britain) To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
  4. (transitive, Britain) To pursue as in a hunt. [from mid 19th c.]
    Synonyms: chase, hunt

Alternative forms

  • chivy, chevy

Derived terms

  • chivvier

Translations

Noun

chivvy (plural chivvies)

  1. (Britain) Something that encourages one to act; a goad, a spur.

References



English

Etymology

Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (to pant, breathe noisily), possibly from haste +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
  • Rhymes: -æsəl

Noun

hassle (plural hassles)

  1. Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
    I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
  2. A fight or argument.
  3. An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.

Translations

Verb

hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)

  1. To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
  2. To pick a fight or start an argument.

Translations

References

  • hassle at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Hassel, Lashes, halses, lashes, selahs, shales, sheals

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