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Chap definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHAP, v.t. To cleave, split, crack, or open longitudinally, as the surface of the earth, or the skin and flesh of the hand. Dry weather chaps the earth; cold dry winds chap the hands.
CHAP, v.i. To crack; to open in long slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
CHAP, n. A longitudinal cleft, gap or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the hands or feet.
CHAP, n. The upper and lower part of the mouth; the jaw. It is applied to beasts, and vulgarly to men; generally in the plural, the chaps or mouth.
CHAP, v.i. To cheapen.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke" [syn: chap, fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke]
2: a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap]
3: a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
4: (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs v
1: crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English chappes, plural, from chappen Date: 14th century a crack in or a sore roughening of the skin caused by exposure to wind or cold II. verb (chapped; chapping) Etymology: Middle English chappen; akin to Middle Dutch cappen to cut down Date: 15th century intransitive verb to open in cracks, slits, or chinks; also to become cracked, roughened, or reddened especially by the action of wind or cold <hands often chap in winter> transitive verb to cause to chap <wind-chapped lips> III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1555 1. the fleshy covering of a jaw; also jaw usually used in plural <a wolf's chaps> 2. the forepart of the face usually used in plural IV. noun Etymology: short for chapman Date: 1705 1. chiefly British fellow 4c 2. Southern & Midland baby, child V. abbreviation chapter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v. (chapped, chapping) 1 intr. (esp. of the skin; also of dry ground etc.) crack in fissures, esp. because of exposure and dryness. 2 tr. (of the wind, cold, etc.) cause to chap. --n. (usu. in pl.) 1 a crack in the skin. 2 an open seam. Etymology: ME, perh. rel. to MLG, MDu. kappen chop off 2. n. colloq. a man; a boy; a fellow. Etymology: abbr. of CHAPMAN 3. n. the lower jaw or half of the cheek, esp. of a pig as food. Phrases and idioms: chap-fallen dispirited, dejected (with the lower jaw hanging). Etymology: 16th c.: var. of CHOP(2), of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap (ch[a^]p), n. [Perh. abbreviated fr. chapman, but used in a more general sense; or cf. Dan. ki[ae]ft jaw, person, E. chap jaw.] 1. A buyer; a chapman. [Obs.] If you want to sell, here is your chap. --Steele. 2. A man or boy; a youth; a fellow. [Colloq.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap (ch[a^]p or ch[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chapped (ch[a^]pt or ch[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chapping.] [See Chop to cut.] 1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough. Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign, Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain. --Blackmore. Nor winter's blast chap her fair face. --Lyly. 2. To strike; to beat. [Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap, v. i. 1. To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap. 2. To strike; to knock; to rap. [Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap, v. i. [See Cheapen.] To bargain; to buy. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap, n. [From Chap, v. t. & i.] 1. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin. 2. A division; a breach, as in a party. [Obs.] Many clefts and chaps in our council board. --T. Fuller. 3. A blow; a rap. [Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Chap Chap (ch[o^]p), n. [OE. chaft; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel kjaptr jaw, Sw. K["a]ft, D. ki[ae]ft; akin to G. kiefer, and E. jowl. Cf. Chops.] 1. One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings. His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood. --Cowley. He unseamed him [Macdonald] from the nave to the chaps. --Shak. 2. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(chaps) 1. A chap is a man or boy. (mainly BRIT INFORMAL) She thought he was a very nice chap. = bloke, guy N-COUNT 2. see also chapped

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Crack, split, cleave. II. v. n. Crack, open in slits. III. n. 1. Cleft, crack, opening. 2. Boy, youth, fellow.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A fellow; An odd chap; A strange fellow.

Moby Thesaurus

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