Chap - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃæp|  American pronunciation of the word chap
Brit.  |tʃæp|  British pronunciation of the word chap

noun

- a boy or man(syn: blighter, bloke, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, gent, lad)
- a long narrow depression in a surface (syn: crack, cranny, crevice, fissure)
- a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
- (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

verb

- crack due to dehydration

Examples

My lips chap in this dry weather

He's a dozy old chap.

...an Oxford don who's definitely a pernickety old chap...

...one young chap was trying to quieten down the group...

A chap called Bates got bunked for stealing.

The Sunday Times would absolutely eat this chap.

He was a quiet chap, married with kids. That's about it, really.

a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: chap
he/she/it: chaps
present participle: chapping
past tense: chapped
past participle: chapped
noun
singular: chap
plural: chaps
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