chopstick

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noun chop·stick \ˈchäp-ˌstik\

Definition of chopstick

  1. :  one of a pair of slender sticks held between thumb and fingers and used chiefly in Asian countries to lift food to the mouth

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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

chopstick

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noun chop·stick \ˈchäp-ˌstik\

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

chopstick

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noun chop·stick \ˈchäp-ˌstik\

Definition of chopstick for Students

  1. :  one of two thin sticks used chiefly in Asian countries to pick up and eat food

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