E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Chivy or Chivvy.
Slang for the face Much slang is due to rhyme, and when the rhyme is a compound word the rhyming part is sometimes dropped and the other part remains. Thus Chivy [Chevy]-chase rhymes with face, by dropping chase chivy remains, and becomes the accepted slang word. Similarly, daisies = boots, thus: daisy-roots will rhyme with boots, and by dropping roots, the rhyme, daisy remains. By the same process sky is the slang for pocket, the compound word which gave birth to it being sky-rocket. Christmas the slang for a railway guard, as Ask the Christmas, is, of course, from the rhyme Christmas-card; and raspberry the slang for heart, is from the rhyme raspberry-tart.