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chap

noun \ ˈchap \

Definition of chap

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

Origin and Etymology of chap

Middle English chappes, plural, from chappen


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chap

verb

Definition of chap

chapped; chapping
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

Origin and Etymology of chap

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


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chap

noun \ ˈchäp , ˈchap \

Definition of chap

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

Origin and Etymology of chap

origin unknown


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chap

noun \ ˈchap \

Definition of chap

1 chiefly British : fellow 4c
2 Southern & Midland : baby, child

Origin and Etymology of chap

short for chapman


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chap

abbreviation

Definition of chap



CHAP Defined for Kids

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chap

verb \ ˈchap \

Definition of chap for Students

chapped; chapping
: to open in slits : crack
  • My lips always chap in the winter.

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chap

noun

Definition of chap for Students

: 1fellow 1
  • He's a friendly chap.

Medical Dictionary

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chap

verb \ ˈchap \

medical Definition of chap

chapped; chapping
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

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chap

noun

medical Definition of chap

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


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