chops

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

chops

noun plural \ˈchäps\

: the part of an animal's face that covers the jaws

: a person's jaw

: skill or excellence in a particular field or activity (such as acting or playing music)

Full Definition of CHOPS

1
:  jaw
2
a :  mouth
b :  the fleshy covering of the jaws <a dog licking its chops>
3
:  embouchure; broadly :  the technical facility of a musical performer
4
:  expertise in a particular field or activity <acting chops>

Examples of CHOPS

  1. <that pianist really doesn't yet have the musical chops to do that piece justice>
  2. <the toddler popped a candy into his chops and grinned stickily>

Origin of CHOPS

alteration of 3chap
First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with CHOPS

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