chap
Pronunciation Noun

chap (plural chaps)

  1. (dated, outside, UK and Australia) A man, a fellow.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:man
    Who’s that chap over there?
  2. (UK, dialectal) A customer, a buyer.
    • If you want to sell, here is your chap.
  3. (Southern US) A child.
Translations Verb

chap (chaps, present participle chapping; past and past participle chapped)

  1. (intransitive) Of the skin, to split or flake due to cold weather or dryness.
  2. (transitive) 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.
  3. (Scotland, northern England) To strike, knock.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, page 35:
      The door was shut into my class. I had to chap it and then Miss Rankine came and opened it and gived me an angry look […]
Translations
  • Portuguese: rachar
  • Russian: тре́скаться
Translations Noun

chap (plural chaps)

  1. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
  2. (obsolete) A division; a breach, as in a party.
    • Many clefts and chaps in our council board.
  3. (Scotland) A blow; a rap.
Noun

chap (plural chaps)

  1. (archaic, often, in the plural) The jaw.
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Tempest
      This wide-chapp'd rascal—would thou might'st lie drowning / The washing of ten tides!
    • His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii]:
      He unseamed him from the nave to the chaps.
  2. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vice, etc.
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: че́люсть
Noun

chap (plural chaps)

  1. (internet slang) Clipping of chapter#English|chapter (“division of a text”).

CHAP
Proper noun
  1. (computing) Initialism of Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol



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