Green’s Dictionary of Slang

chewed (up) adj.

also chawed (up)
[chew v. but note chaw v. (1)]

1. embarrassed; overcome by emotion.

[US]Hall New Purchase (1916) 412: The Majur was most teetotally discumflisticutted, and near about as good as chaw’d up [DARE].
[US] ‘Misc.’ AS XI 368/2: Chawed up [...] Embarrassed; confused; surprised.
[US]PADS XV 69: Chawed up [...] Embarrassed; confused.
[US] Wilson Coll. n.p.: Chawed up [...] Defeated or embarrassed.

2. nervous, out of sorts.

[US]T.B. Thorpe Mysteries of the Backwoods 28: Whereupon Cash fell into a chair, as he afterwards observed, ‘chawed-up’.
[UK]Observer Mag. 12 Sept. 10: We are all chewed up with the sadness at the loss of a woman who was not even our mother.

3. (also chawed out) defeated, overcome, destroyed.

[UK]Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit (1995) 255: Here’s full particulars of the patriotic loco-foco movement yesterday, in which the Whigs was so chawed up.
[US]L. Oliphant Minnesota and the Far West 278: His companions chew the cud – of tobacco – in silence, and regard me [...] as one who has been ‘chawed up some’, and considerably ‘run over’ by the colonel.
[US]W. Cheadle Journal (1931) 31 July 40: Nearly dried by the sun, but feeling very chawed up.
[US]S.E. White Arizona Nights 116: I’d be t-totally chawed up and spit out if I was goin’ to join these minin’ terrapins defacin’ the bosom of nature.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Perth) 5 Sept. 8: Not likely I was gointer see my best pal chewed up.
[US]PADS XIV 19: Chawed [...] Defeated, beaten. In a literal or figurative sense [DARE].
see sense 1.
[US]A. Hine Unsinkable Molly Brown 16: Why, you chawed-out coon cat!

4. suffering from a telling-off.

[UK]N&Q 12 Ser. IX 384: Chewed Up (To Be). To be ‘told off,’ reprimanded.
[US] Wilson Coll. n.p.: Chawed up [...] severely scolded [...] Chewed up [...] Scolded severely and, usually, unjustly.

5. angry, annoyed.

[US]Z.N. Hurston ‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in Novels and Stories (1995) 1007: ‘I know you feel chewed,’ Jelly said, in an effort to make it appear that he had had no part in the fiasco.
[US]Vogue 15 Oct. 73: ‘Chewed Up’... by Paul Klee ... is, oddly, reminiscent of the American Southernism, ‘chawed,’ meaning mad [DARE].