chop·​pi·​ness | \ ˈchä-pē-nəs How to pronounce choppiness (audio) \

Definition of choppiness

: the quality or state of being choppy

Examples of choppiness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In conversation with Fortune's hosts Robert Hackett and Anne Sraders, Powell ascribed much of Coinbase's choppiness to the peculiarities of direct listing. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 10 June 2021 Historically, 20 is about average and probably nothing that signals too much choppiness ahead. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 12 May 2021 With neither team wanting to give an inch in their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series, the intensity, the choppiness, the shoves, and the elbows all heightened., 18 May 2021 The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) fell to a new post-pandemic low of 17.33 by the end of the week, perhaps a sign that investors are less worried about choppiness ahead. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 More choppiness is likely today until the Fed meeting. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 With such choppiness, the question became, what team would find a rhythm. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Mar. 2021 Even after the choppiness in recent days, this return dwarfs the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, which has recovered by over 100%. Joel Litman, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Zeplain has been preparing for potential longer-term choppiness. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of choppiness

1881, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2021

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“Choppiness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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