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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chop-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒp i/
    • /ˈtʃɒp.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒp i/

Definitions of choppy word

  • adjective choppy When water is choppy, there are a lot of small waves on it because there is a wind blowing. 3
  • adjective choppy (of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough 3
  • adjective choppy shifting constantly and abruptly, as the wind 3
  • adjective choppy rough with short, broken waves, as the sea 3
  • adjective choppy making abrupt starts and stops; jerky; disjointed 3
  • adjective choppy (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves. 1

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Origin of choppy

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
First recorded in 1595-1605; chop2 + -y1

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Parts of speech for Choppy


choppy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for choppy

adj choppy

  • rough — having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks; not smooth: rough, red hands; a rough road.
  • uneven — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
  • inclement — (of the weather, the elements, etc.) severe, rough, or harsh; stormy.
  • violent — acting with or characterized by uncontrolled, strong, rough force: a violent earthquake.
  • wild — living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.

adjective choppy

  • variable — apt or liable to vary or change; changeable: variable weather; variable moods.
  • changing — not remaining the same; transient
  • irregular — without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.: an irregular pattern.
  • jerky — characterized by jerks or sudden starts; spasmodic.
  • wavy — curving alternately in opposite directions; undulating: a wavy course; wavy hair.

Antonyms for choppy

adj choppy

  • level — having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.

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