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Definition of "chap" []

  • To cause (the skin) to roughen, redden, or crack, especially as a result of cold or exposure: The headwind chapped the cyclist's lips. (verb-transitive)
  • To split or become rough and sore: skin that chaps easily in winter. (verb-intransitive)
  • A sore roughening or splitting of the skin, caused especially by cold or exposure. (noun)
  • Informal A man or boy; a fellow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chap" in a sentence
  • "I wouldn't know if this chap is a waste of space or not N but I do agree with saving the rainforests."
  • "I don ` t know who the chap is doing the review of MP ` s expenses, or what his instructions have been, but I don ` t like it."
  • "For example, one chap is scrabbling around trying to make sense of station adjustments."