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chap

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noun \ˈchap\

Definition of chap

  1. :  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

Rhymes with chap


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chap

verb

Definition of chap

chappedchapping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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

Rhymes with chap


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chap

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noun \ˈchäp, ˈchap\

Definition of chap

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

  2. 2 :  the forepart of the face —usually used in plural



Origin of chap

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1555


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chap

noun \ˈchap\

Definition of chap

  1. 1 chiefly British :  fellow 4c

  2. 2 Southern & Midland :  baby, child



Origin of chap

short for chapman


First Known Use: 1705


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chap

abbreviation

Definition of chap





CHAP Defined for Kids

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chap

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verb \ˈchap\

Definition of chap for Students

chappedchapping

  1. :  to open in slits :  crack <My lips always chap in the winter.>




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chap

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noun

Definition of chap for Students

  1. :  1fellow 1 <He's a friendly chap.>





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