Character 4
Hyphenation chap
Pronunciations /tʃæp/

Definitions and meanings of "Chap"

What do we mean by chap?

A man or boy; a fellow. noun

To cause (the skin) to roughen, redden, or crack, especially as a result of cold or exposure. intransitive verb

To split or become rough and sore. intransitive verb

A sore roughening or splitting of the skin, caused especially by cold or exposure. noun

The upper or lower part of the mouth; the jaw: commonly in the plural. noun

A jaw of a vise or clamp. noun

Plural The mouth or entrance of a channel: as, the chops of the English channel. noun

An abbreviation of chapter.

A fissure, cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth or in the hands or feet: also used figuratively. Also chop. noun

A stroke of any kind; a blow; a knock; especially, a tap or rap, as on a door, to draw attention. Also chaup. noun

A buyer; a chapman. noun

A fellow; a man or a boy: used familiarly, like fellow, and usually with a qualifying adjective, old, young, little, poor, etc., and loosely, much as the word fellow is. noun

To choose; choose definitely; select and claim: as, I chap this.

To fix definitely; accept and agree to as binding; hold to (a proposal, or the terms of a bargain): as, I chaps that; I chap (or chaps) you.

An abbreviation of chaplain. noun

To cause to cleave, split, crack, or break in clefts: used of the effect of extreme cold followed by heat on exposed parts of the body, as the hands and lips, and sometimes of similar effects produced in any way on the surface of the earth, wood, etc. Also chop.

To strike, especially with a hammer or the like; beat.

To crack; open in slits, clefts, or fissures: as, the earth chaps; the hands chap. Also chop.

To knock, as at a door; strike, as a clock.

To buy or sell; trade: a variant of chop and cheap

(obsolete outside Britain and Australia) A man, a fellow.

A customer, a buyer.

A child.

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The word "chap" in example sentences

I wouldn't know if this chap is a waste of space or not N but I do agree with saving the rainforests. ❋ Newmania (2007)

And then you hear the chap is no longer with us, as if the foreground were a busy harbor and out at sea a ship was foundering, comically unattended as it sunk and perished forever. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I don ` t know who the chap is doing the review of MP ` s expenses, or what his instructions have been, but I don ` t like it. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2009)

However, I am told by my daughters that this David Tennant chap is rather good, and as one of them is studying Hamlet at school I conquered my fear of hubris about the future and my aversion to Barty Crouch, Jr, and booked the darn things. ❋ Maxine (2009)

So the analogy of "taking $10 from the poor chap" is too much, because it carries the moral loading of losing something that was their rightful property, while it's not at all clear that we should or do carry a moral right to dump however much CO2 (or whatever) into the atmosphere as suits us with no thought to the potential consequences for future generations. ❋ Unknown (2009)

After listening to a video in which a narrow, scholarly conclusion was advocated as a universal key to Scripture, I suggested to the Colombians watching it with me that the learned chap from the Infallible USA was actually not saying anything very meaningful or useful. ❋ Unknown (2010)

For example, one chap is scrabbling around trying to make sense of station adjustments. ❋ Unknown (2009)

To paraphrase Fred G. Sanford: This severe chap is as funny as a train wreck. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I'm assuming as it's called 'Wireless' the chap is writing for a radio show? ❋ Roger Langridge (2008)

Rumours abound that this chap is being lined up to be the new Dr. Who. ❋ Unknown (2008)

It would appear in your picture that the chap is handcuffed to the bed. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2008)

Therein, one Jack Lennon, clubman and bon vivant, tells a friend identified only as Golden Youth, "The world, dear chap, is the only original and simon-pure synonym for hell." ❋ Unknown (2008)

Now, if I could just find an IMDB page for that bewitching chap from the Gerber jars ... ❋ Unknown (2007)

What do you call a chap with no arms, no legs, and no torso lolling about in London? ❋ Unknown (2009)

CCHQ have to give a certain chap the favour he deserves. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Now, this chap is very visibly an octogenarian, getting a bit limp-y when he walks etc. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The peeved Scottish chap is the one taking the heat, the complaints, a large chunk of the cash and occasionally dealing with refunds. ❋ Unknown (2006)

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