chops

plural noun \ ˈchäps \

Definition of chops

1 : jaw
2 a : mouth
b : the fleshy covering of the jaws
  • a dog licking its chops
3 : embouchure; broadly : the technical facility of a musical performer
4 : expertise in a particular field or activity
  • acting chops

Origin and Etymology of chops

alteration of 3chap

chops Synonyms

Synonyms

kisser [slang], mouth, mug, yap [slang];

Related Words

countenance, face, puss [slang], visage;



CHOPS Defined for English Language Learners

chops

Definition of chops for English Language Learners

  • : the part of an animal's face that covers the jaws

  • : a person's jaw

  • : skill or excellence in a particular field or activity (such as acting or playing music)


CHOPS Defined for Kids

chops

noun plural \ ˈchäps \

Definition of chops for Students

: the fleshy covering of the jaws
  • The fox was licking his chops.


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