chop·​pi·​ness ˈchä-pē-nəs How to pronounce choppiness (audio)
: the quality or state of being choppy

Examples of choppiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trend continued in June, before food commodity prices ticked up again in July, highlighting a continued choppiness. Michelle Toh, CNN, 4 Aug. 2023 As for the health of the overall marketplace, Gambelli notes that there is still some choppiness, though certain categories are performing better than others. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2023 Even after removing problem individuals who might be related there tends to be a choppiness in the Masai results. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 10 Apr. 2011 But traders and analysts attribute most of the choppiness in oil markets to China's pandemic reopening, which has led to surging infection rates and a months-long contraction in the country's manufacturing sector. David Uberti, WSJ, 4 Jan. 2023 The shifts in the U.S. car market reflect a broader choppiness in the economy, where the pricing power companies have enjoyed in recent years is starting to wobble as consumers and businesses pull back on spending. Ryan Felton, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 And companies that have this revenue stream may be able to ride its wave until the choppiness elsewhere subsides. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Aug. 2022 And the choppiness is a key characteristic of the stock market climbing a wall of worry. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 4 June 2022 The final 2021 flameouts combined with Wall Street's trading are creating a market choppiness that disguises the foundation building going on. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 24 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of choppiness was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Choppiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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