Associations to the word «Chap»

Wiktionary

CHAP, noun. (dated outside UK and Australia) A man, a fellow.
CHAP, noun. (UK) (dialectal) A customer, a buyer.
CHAP, noun. (Southern US) A child.
CHAP, verb. (intransitive) Of the skin, to split or flake due to cold weather or dryness.
CHAP, verb. (transitive) To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
CHAP, verb. (Scotland) (northern England) To strike, knock.
CHAP, noun. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
CHAP, noun. (obsolete) A division; a breach, as in a party.
CHAP, noun. (Scotland) A blow; a rap.
CHAP, noun. (archaic) The jaw (often in plural).
CHAP, noun. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vice, etc.

Dictionary definition

CHAP, noun. A boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke".
CHAP, noun. A long narrow depression in a surface.
CHAP, noun. A crack in a lip caused usually by cold.
CHAP, noun. (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, verb. Crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather".

Wise words

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