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Meaning of CHAP

Pronunciation:  châp

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
             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
    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.
    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.
             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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