: cracked, roughened, or reddened especially by the action of wind or cold
dry, chapped skin
… I suffer this time of year with congestion, dry skin, and severely chapped lips because I travel to cold-weather areas.Marisa Hillman
informal : angry and annoyed
The Yankees were chapped that Greenberg said Lee might not want to play in New York because of how the fans acted toward Lee's wife.Andrew Marchand
[Abbey] Pederson was a little chapped about her performance, however. "I left a lot of shots out there," Pederson said.Nathan Mollat

Word History


Middle English chappyd, from past particple of chappen "to chap entry 2"

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chapped was in the 15th century

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“Chapped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chapped. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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