chap

noun (1)
\ ˈchap \

Definition of chap 

(Entry 1 of 5)

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

chap

verb
chapped; chapping

Definition of chap (Entry 2 of 5)

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

chap

noun (2)
\ ˈchäp , ˈchap \

Definition of chap (Entry 3 of 5)

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

chap

noun (3)
\ ˈchap \

Definition of chap (Entry 4 of 5)

1 chiefly British : fellow sense 4c

2 Southern & Midland : baby, child

Definition of chap (Entry 5 of 5)

First Known Use of chap

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chap

Noun (1)

Middle English chappes, plural, from chappen

Verb

Middle English chappen; akin to Middle Dutch cappen to cut down

Noun (2)

origin unknown

Noun (3)

short for chapman

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More Definitions for chap

chap

verb
\ ˈchap \
chapped; chapping

Kids Definition of chap

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

chap

noun

Kids Definition of chap (Entry 2 of 2)

: fellow entry 1 sense 1 He's a friendly chap.

chap

verb
\ ˈchap \
chapped; chapping

Medical Definition of chap 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to crack or open in slits the hands and lips often chap in winter

transitive verb

: to cause to open in slits or cracks chapped lips

chap

noun

Medical Definition of chap (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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