1

choppy

play
adjective chop·py \ ˈchä-pē \

Definition of choppy

choppier; choppiest
1 :being roughened :chapped
2 :rough with small waves
3 a :interrupted by ups and downs
  • choppy terrain
  • a choppy career
b :jerky
  • short choppy strides
c :disconnected
  • choppy writing

choppily

play \ˈchä-pə-lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of choppy


2

choppy

adjective

Definition of choppy

choppier; choppiest
:changeable, variable
  • a choppy wind

Origin and Etymology of choppy


CHOPPY Defined for Kids

choppy

play
adjective chop·py \ ˈchä-pē \

Definition of choppy for Students

choppier; choppiest
1 :rough with small waves
  • choppy water
2 :marked by sudden stops and starts :not smooth
  • He spoke in quick, choppy sentences.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up choppy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!