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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chop-stiks]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪks/
    • /ˈtʃɒp.stɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-stiks]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˌstɪks/

Definitions of chopsticks word

  • noun plural chopsticks a pair of small sticks of wood or ivory, held together in one hand and used in some Asian countries as utensils, as to lift food to the mouth 3
  • noun plural chopsticks a short, choppy traditional melody, usually played on the piano with one finger of each hand 3
  • noun chopsticks 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 chopsticks Plural form of chopstick This word most often occurs in the plural. 1
  • noun chopsticks plural of chopstick This word most often occurs in the plural. 0

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Origin of chopsticks

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-95; perhaps after chopstick from the way the fingers are held

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chopsticks


chopsticks popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% 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".

chopsticks usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with chopsticks

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