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chops

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noun plural \ˈchäps\

Simple Definition of chops

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chops

  1. 1 :  jaw

  2. 2 a :  mouth b :  the fleshy covering of the jaws <a dog licking its chops>

  3. 3 :  embouchure; broadly :  the technical facility of a musical performer

  4. 4 :  expertise in a particular field or activity <acting chops>

Examples of chops in a sentence

  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



CHOPS Defined for Kids

chops

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noun plural \ˈchäps\

Definition of chops for Students

  1. :  the fleshy covering of the jaws <The fox was licking his chops.>





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