AskDefine | Define chap

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1 a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss" [syn: fellow, feller, lad, gent, fella, blighter, cuss]
2 a long narrow depression in a surface [syn: crevice, cranny, crack, fissure]
3 a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
4 (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 v : crack due to dehydration; "My lips chap in this dry weather" [also: chapping, chapped]

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  • /tʃæp/
  • Rhymes with: -æp


  1. A man or fellow.
    Who’s that chap over there?

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  1. Of the skin, to split or flake due to cold weather or dryness.

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