plural noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something
  • that pianist really doesn't yet have the musical chops to do that piece justice

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2 the opening through which food passes into the body of an animal
  • the toddler popped a candy into his chops and grinned stickily

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present tense third-person singular of chop

Synonyms of chops (Entry 2 of 2)

to cut into small pieces
  • chop the onions before adding them to the pot

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The first known use of chops was in 1589

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“Chops.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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