What is another word for chivvy?

1461 synonyms found


[ t͡ʃˈɪvi], [ t‍ʃˈɪvi], [ tʃ_ˈɪ_v_i]

Chivvy is a verb that means to constantly nag, harass, or urge someone to do something. There are several synonyms for this term, including badger, pester, nag, hound, harass, or hassle. Badger often implies a more persistent, annoying pestering, while harass suggests an ongoing campaign of aggression or bullying. Pester and nag imply a more casual or complaining sort of chivvy, while hound and hassle often suggest more pressure or annoyance. Regardless of the specific words chosen, all of these synonyms convey the sense of persistent, unwanted pressure to get something done, often in a way that is frustrating or counterproductive.

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How to use "Chivvy" in context?

To chivvy is to harass or force someone to do something. It comes from the verb "to char," meaning to drive hard or drag along. The verb is said to derive from the Old Norse word "hverfa" meaning to harass or drive. The word entered English in the mid-16th century, and was first recorded in a work by Thomas Nashe in 1589.

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