from The Century Dictionary.

  • Stout; lusty; plump; bouncing.
  • Running in short, irregular, broken, and interrupted waves, such as those caused by the wind blowing in a direction opposite to that of a strong current, or by the combination of different systems of waves: as, a chopping sea. Also choppy.
  • noun A corruption of chopine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shifting or changing suddenly, as the wind; also, having tumbling waves dashing against each other.
  • noun Act of cutting by strokes.
  • noun a solid block of wood on which butchers and others chop meat, etc.
  • noun a knife for chopping or mincing meat, vegetables, etc.; -- usually with a handle at the back of the blade instead of at the end.
  • adjective obsolete Stout or plump; large.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of chop.
  • noun The action by which something is chopped.


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