what is difference between chivvy and hassle
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.
- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɪvi/
- Hyphenation: chiv‧vy
chivvy (third-person singular simple present chivvies, present participle chivvying, simple past and past participle chivvied)
- (transitive, Britain) To coerce or hurry along, as by persistent request. [from late 18th c.]
- (transitive, Britain) To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
- (transitive, Britain) To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
- (transitive, Britain) To pursue as in a hunt. [from mid 19th c.]
- Synonyms: chase, hunt
- chivy, chevy
chivvy (plural chivvies)
- (Britain) Something that encourages one to act; a goad, a spur.
Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (“to pant, breathe noisily”), possibly from haste + -le (frequentative suffix).
- IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
- Rhymes: -æsəl
hassle (plural hassles)
- Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
- I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
- A fight or argument.
- An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.
hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)
- To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
- To pick a fight or start an argument.
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