Definition of chopstick
: one of a pair of slender sticks held between thumb and fingers and used chiefly in Asian countries to lift food to the mouth
Recent Examples of chopstick from the Web
Use your finger or a chopstick to poke a hole in the potting soil for each cutting.
Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks.
Hager, a resident of Oakland, California, managed to maneuver 115 M&Ms into his mouth in three minutes on Sunday — using wooden chopsticks.
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Origin and Etymology of chopstick
Chinese Pidgin English chop fast + English stick
First Known Use: 1699
CHOPSTICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chopstick for English Language Learners
: either one of a pair of thin sticks that are used especially by people in Asia to pick up and eat food
CHOPSTICK Defined for Kids
Definition of chopstick for Students
: one of two thin sticks used chiefly in Asian countries to pick up and eat food
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