chap

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chap

noun \ˈchap\

Definition of CHAP

:  a crack in or a sore roughening of the skin caused by exposure to wind or cold

Origin of CHAP

Middle English chappes, plural, from chappen
First Known Use: 14th century

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analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with CHAP

2chap

verb
chappedchap·ping

Definition of CHAP

intransitive verb
:  to open in cracks, slits, or chinks; also :  to become cracked, roughened, or reddened especially by the action of wind or cold <hands often chap in winter>
transitive verb
:  to cause to chap <wind-chapped lips>

Origin of CHAP

Middle English chappen; akin to Middle Dutch cappen to cut down
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with CHAP

3chap

noun \ˈchäp, ˈchap\

Definition of CHAP

1
:  the fleshy covering of a jaw; also :  jaw —usually used in plural <a wolf's chaps>
2
:  the forepart of the face —usually used in plural

Origin of CHAP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1555

4chap

noun \ˈchap\

Definition of CHAP

1
chiefly British :  fellow 4c
2
Southern & Midland :  baby, child

Origin of CHAP

short for chapman
First Known Use: 1705

5chap

abbreviation

Definition of CHAP

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