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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chop-stik]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪk/
    • /ˈtʃɒp.stɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-stik]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪk/

Definitions of chopstick word

  • countable noun chopstick Chopsticks are a pair of thin sticks which people in China and the Far East use to eat their food. 3
  • noun chopstick one of a pair of thin sticks, of ivory, wood, etc, used as eating utensils by the Chinese, Japanese, and other people of East Asia 3
  • noun chopstick one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and used chiefly in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth. 1
  • noun chopstick Each of a pair of small, thin, tapered sticks of wood, ivory, or plastic, held together in one hand and used as eating utensils, especially by the Chinese, the Japanese, and other people in eastern Asia. 1
  • noun plural chopstick eating utensils 1
  • noun chopstick piano exercise 1

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Origin of chopstick

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
1690-1700; Chinese Pidgin English chop quick (see chop-chop) + stick1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chopstick


chopstick popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chopstick usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chopstick

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