Crossword clues for chap
- Get cracking?
- "Jolly old" fellow
- Require balm, say
- "Cheerio" sayer
- (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat
- Worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
- Joined by a belt
- A crack in a lip caused usually by cold
- A long narrow depression in a surface
- A boy or man
- Often have flared outer flaps
- Fissure; crack
- Dry up, as lips
- Guy, in Gloucestershire
- Become rough and dry
- Roughen, as skin
- Fellow, in London
- Roughen, as skin, from cold
- Crack; fissure
- Crack and redden
- Crack, in a way
- Crack in the cold, maybe
- React to exposure, maybe
- Jolly good fellow
- Lip-balm target
- Split in the cold, perhaps
- Crack in the cold wind
- British fellow
- Crack in the cold
- Crack from the cold
- Old boy
- Cause to have cracks
- Crack slightly
- Redden and crack
- Get rough
- Roughen in cold weather
- British buddy
- Crack, as lips
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chap \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.]
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.
One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
Chap \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.]
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.
To strike; to beat. [Scot.]
Chap \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.]
A buyer; a chapman. [Obs.]
If you want to sell, here is your chap.
A man or boy; a youth; a fellow. [Colloq.]
Chap \Chap\, v. i.
To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
To strike; to knock; to rap. [Scot.]
Chap \Chap\, v. i. [See Cheapen.] To bargain; to buy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] ||
Chap \Chap\, n. [From Chap, v. t. & i.]
A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
A division; a breach, as in a party. [Obs.]
Many clefts and chaps in our council board.
A blow; a rap. [Scot.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, "customer," short for obsolete chapman "purchaser, trader" (see cheap). Colloquial sense of "lad, fellow" is first attested 1716 (compare slang tough customer).
"to crack," mid-15c., chappen (intransitive) "to split, burst open;" "cause to crack" (transitive); perhaps a variant of choppen (see chop (v.), and compare strap/strop), or related to Middle Dutch kappen "to chop, cut," Danish kappe, Swedish kappa "to cut." Related: Chapped; chapping. The noun meaning "fissure in the skin" is from late 14c.
Etymology 1 n. (context dated outside UK and Australia English) A man, a fellow. Etymology 2
n. 1 A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin. 2 (context obsolete English) A division; a breach, as in a party. 3 (context Scotland English) A blow; a rap. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) Of the skin, to split or flake due to cold weather or dryness. 2 (context transitive English) To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough. 3 (context Scotland northern England English) To strike, knock. Etymology 3
n. 1 (context archaic English) The jaw (often in plural). 2 One of the jaws or cheeks of a vice, etc.
a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
(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
Chap may refer to:
- James Buck, Basildonian Asset Manager
- Chap (instrument), a Southeast Asian percussion instrument
- Chap Petersen (born 1968), American politician and Virginia state senator
- Kevin O'Reilly, Irish hurler nicknamed "Chap"
- Chap, Virginia, United States, an unincorporated community
- The Chap, a British magazine
- The Chap (band), an experimental pop band from North London
- Chap, a caste in the Bhakkar district of the Punjab, Pakistan
- Chap, a term for chewing tobacco
CHAP may stand for:
- Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol, a computer networking authentication system
- Combined Heat And Power, cogeneration, the use of a heat engine or a power station to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat
- Comprehensive Health Assessment Program, a tool used for keeping medical histories of people with intellectual disabilities
- Community Health Accreditation Program, an independent, US not-for-profit accrediting body for health care organizations
- CHAP-FM, a rebroadcaster of CHYC-FM in Chapleau, Ontario, Canada
- CHAP (AM), a 1970s radio station in Longlac, Ontario, Canada
A chap or chhap is a percussion instrument. It is made from metal, as is a ching, but is thinner. There are two kinds of chap: chap lek and chap yai. A chap lek's diameter is 12-14 cm. A chap yai's diameter is 24-26 cm.
Usage examples of "chap".
Instead of confronting the Luftwaffe over France or evacuating Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, Skip had been relegated to testing aerocraft at Biddington Airfield until a chap named Cunningham finally came in and replaced him.
The chap came down in a rush, nearly upsetting Andy, who, however, managed to yank the lad to his feet.
Rogue, got into action in March 1943-B At the same time the production of land-based aircraft types suitable for antisubmarine See Chap.
The rice was hot and so was the bowl of delicious stewed tomatoes and two chap atis The water was refreshingly cool and served in a clean glass.
Paul du Maurier, who was the new assistant Scoutmaster of the Auslander troop and the chap who had gotten me taken on as cookie.
Project Gutenberg EBook of Banbury Chap Books, by Edwin Pearson This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
Chap Men, or Running, Flying, and other mercurial stationers, peripatetic booksellers, pedlers, packmen, and again chepmen, these visited the villages and small towns from the large printers of the supply towns, as London, Banbury, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, etc.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Banbury Chap Books, by Edwin Pearson This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
A chap that could openly laugh and jeer at his own peculiarities must surely be a good sort, so forthwith Banty pitched in heart and soul to arrange all kinds of excursions and adventures, and The Eena planned and suggested, until it seemed that all the weeks stretching out into the holiday months were to be one long round of sport and pleasure in honor of the lanky King Georgeman, who was so anxious to fall easily into the ways of the West.
Only in the bizarro world of Hollywood can such a harmless little chap as George exude massive sexual potency.
The chaps often used to drop round and have a yarn with Bogan and cheer him up, and one evening I was sitting smoking with him, and yarning about old times, when he got very quiet all of a sudden, and I saw a tear drop from under one of his shutters and roll down his cheek.
Hank had worked on the gear for the broncs and bulls, rewired the lights, repaired the PA system, found a barrel for the rodeo clown, tied the numbered collars on the team penning cattle and, finally, got into his chaps for the bull riding.
No sign of Miss Woodworth or Miss Brooks had been seen anywhere in the city, according to the chaps who roamed the docks and Covent Garden area.
He was a clever chap, Burman, but there was nothing of the pedantic professor about him.
He was so manifestly a bird who, having failed to score in the first chukker, would turn the thing up and spend the rest of his life brooding over his newts and growing long grey whiskers, like one of those chaps you read about in novels, who live in the great white house you can just see over there through the trees and shut themselves off from the world and have pained faces.