often attributive
: a genre of motion pictures featuring martial arts violence
a chop-socky star

Examples of chop-socky in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After The Matrix, Keanu Reeves refashions the stoic chop-socky hero Neo, but Chapter 4’s real star is director Chad Stahelski, a former stuntman who understands the physics of action, violence, and humor. Armond White, National Review, 24 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chop-socky was in 1974

Dictionary Entries Near chop-socky

Cite this Entry

“Chop-socky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chop-socky. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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