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

Definitions of chop-chop word

  • adverb chop-chop with haste; quickly. 1
  • interjection chop-chop hurry up 1
  • adverb chop-chop immediately 1
  • noun chop-chop (Informal) (Australia) Tobacco that is produced and sold without excise (tax), and therefore cheap and illegal. 0
  • interjection chop-chop Used to urge someone to do something quickly. 0

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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 62% 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.

Synonyms for chop-chop

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.

adv chop-chop

  • rapidly — occurring within a short time; happening speedily: rapid growth.
  • swiftly — moving or capable of moving with great speed or velocity; fleet; rapid: a swift ship.
  • soon — within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.: We shall know soon after he calls.
  • quickly — with speed; rapidly; very soon.
  • apace — If something develops or continues apace, it is developing or continuing quickly.

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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