KJV Dictionary Definition: chop


CHOP, v.t.

1. To cut off or separate, by striking with a sharp instrument, either by a single blow or by repeated blows; as, to chop off a head; to chop wood.

2. To cut into small pieces; to mince; as, to chop meat; to chop straw.

3. To grand and mince with the teeth; to devour eagerly; with up; as, to chop up an entertainment.

4. To break or open into chinks or fissures; to crack; to chap. See Chap.

CHOP, v.i.

1. To buy, or rather to barter, truck, exchange.

2. To exchange; to put one thing in the place of another; as, to chop and change our friends.

3. To bandy; to altercate; to return one word or thing for another.

Let not the council chop with the judge.

CHOP, v.i. To turn, vary, change or shift suddenly; as in the seamans phrase, the wind chops, or chops about. The various senses of this verb seem to center in that of thrusting, driving, or a sudden motion or exertion of force.

CHOP, n.

1. A piece chopped off; a small piece of meat; as a mutton chop.

2. A crack or cleft. See Chap, which, with the broad sound of a, is often pronounced chap.

3. The chap; the jaw; plu. The jaws; the mouth; the sides of a rivers mouth or channel. See Chap.


CHOPPED, pp. Cut; minced.


CHOPPING, ppr. Cutting; mincing; buying; bartering.

CHOPPING, a. Stout; lusty; plump.


1. A high-heeled shoe, worn by ladies in Italy. See Chioppine.

2. A cutting; a mincing; from chop.


CHOPS, See Chop.