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Meaning of CHAP

Pronunciation:  châp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (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
  2. [n]  a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
  3. [n]  a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"
  4. [n]  a long narrow depression in a surface
  5. [v]  crack due to dehydration, as of skin or lips; "My lips chap in this dry weather"
 

CHAP is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: blighter, crack, cranny, crevice, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, fissure, gent, lad
 
 See Also: cleft, crack, crack, crevice, depression, dog, fissure, impression, imprint, leg covering, legging, legin, male, male person, scissure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.]
    
    
  2. \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.]
    
    
  3. \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.]
    
    
  4. \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.
    
    
  5. \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.]
    
    
  6. \Chap\, v. i. [See {Cheapen}.]
    To bargain; to buy. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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