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chap1 / chap/ • v. (chapped , chap·ping ) [intr.] (of the skin) become cracked, rough, or sore, typically through exposure to cold weather: ∎  [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (chapped) (of the wind or cold) cause (skin) to crack in this way: chapped lips. • n. a cracked or sore patch on the skin. chap2 • n. inf., chiefly Brit. a man or a boy.

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chap 1 open fissure, spec. in the skin. XIV. rel. to chap vb. (north. dial. and Sc.) strike XIV; crack in fissures XV; similar in meaning to (M)LG., (M)Du. kappen and to CHOP 1, but initial ch is unexpl.

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chap

chap 3 (dial.) purchaser, customer XVI; fellow, (young) man XVIII. abbrev. of CHAPMAN.
Hence chappie XIX (orig. Sc.); see -IE.

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chap

chap 2 jaw, chiefly pl. XVI. Somewhat later in appearance than the synon. CHOP 3; of unkn. orig.

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