chop-chop

adverb
\ ˌchäp-ˈchäp How to pronounce chop-chop (audio) , ˈchäp-ˈchäp \

Definition of chop-chop

: without delay : quickly

First Known Use of chop-chop

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chop-chop

Chinese Pidgin English, reduplication of chop fast

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The first known use of chop-chop was in 1834

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“Chop-chop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chop-chop. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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