chops

plural noun
\ˈchäps \

Definition of chops 

1 : jaw

2a : 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for chops

Synonyms

experience, expertise, know-how, moxie, proficiency, savvy, skills

Antonyms

inexperience

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First Known Use of chops

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chops

alteration of chap entry 3

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The first known use of chops was in 1589

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chops

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chops

: 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

noun plural
\ˈchäps \

Kids Definition of chops

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

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