from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a pair of slender sticks made especially of wood or ivory, held between the thumb and fingers and used as an eating utensil in Asian countries and in restaurants serving Asian food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A (single) particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand, the utensil is a stick, usually made of wood, of approximately 23cm (~10") in length.
- n. an Asian person
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food with
Pidgin English chop, quick (probably from Cantonese kap; akin to Mandarin jí) + stick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese Pidgin English chop ("quick") (compare chop-chop) + stick. (Wiktionary)