chop chop

chop chop
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop chop]
    • /tʃɒp tʃɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop chop]
    • /tʃɒp tʃɒp/

Definitions of chop chop words

  • adverb chop chop pidgin English for quickly 3
  • adverb chop chop (do it) quickly; (in a) hurry 3
  • adverb chop chop with haste; quickly. 1

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Origin of chop chop

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35; repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick, of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Chop chop


chop chop popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chop chop usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chop chop

adv chop chop

  • fast — moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker.
  • flat-out — moving or working at top speed or with maximum effort; all-out: a flat-out effort by all contestants.
  • hastily — moving or acting with haste; speedy; quick; hurried.
  • hurried — moving or working rapidly, especially forced or required to hurry, as a person.
  • in a flash — very quickly, in an instant

adj chop chop

  • rapid — occurring within a short time; happening speedily: rapid growth.
  • agile — Someone who is agile can move quickly and easily.
  • brisk — A brisk activity or action is done quickly and in an energetic way.
  • nimble — quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid: nimble feet.
  • hot — having or giving off heat; having a high temperature: a hot fire; hot coffee.

Antonyms for chop chop

adj chop chop

  • clumsy — A clumsy person moves or handles things in a careless, awkward way, often so that things are knocked over or broken.
  • sluggish — indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent: a sluggish disposition.
  • boring — Someone or something boring is so dull and uninteresting that they make people tired and impatient.
  • tardy — late; behind time; not on time: How tardy were you today?
  • unhurried — not hurried; leisurely; deliberate: an unhurried day; an unhurried decision.

adv chop chop

  • slowly — in a slow manner; at a slow speed: Sauté the peppers slowly. I drove slowly back home.
  • loosely — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.
  • later — occurring, coming, or being after the usual or proper time: late frosts; a late spring.

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