chap


chap
chap
meaning ‘man, boy’, is a 16c shortening of chapman meaning ‘pedlar’. It originally meant ‘a buyer, customer’, and only acquired its present-day colloquial meaning in the 19c. It tends to be used affectionately and is often qualified by positive descriptive words such as clever, decent, nice, lovely, old, young, etc. In modern use it can sound somewhat dated.

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  • chap — chap1 [chäp, chap] n. [prob. < ME cheppe < ?] CHOP2 chap2 [chap] n. [< CHAPMAN] Informal a man or boy; fellow chap3 [chap] vt., vi. chapped …   English World dictionary

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  • 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.] [1913 Webster] If you want to sell, here is your chap. Steele. [1913 Webster] 2. A man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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