chawnce (plural chawnces)
- Eye dialect spelling of chance.
1920, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 5, 1920:
- "Very well, Sergeant," said Chippo meekly; "it'll give me a chawnce to make my complaint to the orficer."
1914, Various, Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 11, 1914:
- The onlookers thought that Mrs. Trudge was about to take her innocent offspring to the House of Commons, and those out of hat-pin range murmured, "Shime," "Give the kids a chawnce."
1913, Elizabeth Robins, The Convert:
- Only they 'aven't got a fair chawnce even to agitate fur their rights.
1903, Burt L. Standish, Frank Merriwell at Yale:
- It's the only chawnce they have had to cheer.