- nBritisha chair.A colloquialism usually heard in the verb form 'take a pew': sit down. This humorously elevated version of chair arose around the turn of the 20th century.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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pew — pew·age; pew; pew·dom; pew·ful; pew·less; pew·ter; pew·ter·er; … English syllables
Pew — Pew, n. [OE. pewe, OF. puie parapet, balustrade, balcony, fr. L. podium an elevated place, a jutty, balcony, a parapet or balcony in the circus, where the emperor and other distinguished persons sat, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, foot; hence the Latin… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
pew — If the Situation around you stinks, it is Pew. Mom/Dad: No, you Can t go to your friend s house. You: Oh, this is pew … Dictionary of american slang
Pew — Pew, v. t. To furnish with pews. [R.] Ash. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
pew — late 14c., raised, enclosed seat for certain worshippers (ladies, important men, etc.), from O.Fr. puie, puy balcony, elevation, from L. podia, pl. of podium elevated place, also balcony in a Roman theater (see PODIUM (Cf. podium)). Meaning fixed … Etymology dictionary
pew — ► NOUN 1) (in a church) a long bench with a back. 2) Brit. informal a seat. ORIGIN originally denoting a raised, enclosed place for particular worshippers: from Old French puye balcony , from Latin podium elevated place … English terms dictionary
pew — [pyo͞o] n. [ME pewe < OFr puie, balcony, balustrade < L podia, pl. of podium, balcony: see PODIUM] 1. any of the benches with a back that are fixed in rows in a church 2. any of the boxlike enclosures with seats, in some churches, for the… … English World dictionary
PEW — Das Pew Forschungszentrum, engl. Pew Research Center, bis 1995 Times Mirror Center for the People the Press, ist ein Meinungsforschungsinstitut mit Sitz in Washington, D. C., benannt nach dem US amerikanischen Ölindustriellen Joseph Newton Pew… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Pew — A pew is a long bench used for seating members of a church s congregation.Churches were not commonly furnished with permanent pews before the coming of the Protestant Reformation. The rise of the sermon as a central act of Christian worship,… … Wikipedia
pew — pew1 [ pju ] noun count a long wooden seat in a church take a pew BRITISH SPOKEN used for telling someone in a friendly way to sit down with you pew pew 2 [ pju ] interjection AMERICAN SPOKEN used for saying you smell something unpleasant … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
pew —  Historically, pew and podium are the same word. Both go back ultimately to Greek pódion ‘small foot, base’, a diminutive form of poús ‘foot’ (a distant relative of English foot). This passed into Latin as podium ‘raised place, balcony’,… … The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins