And Cameron hardly seems like the sort of chap to furnish those at the risk of bringing down his own, hard-earned government.
Sure, you may call this petty, but it really does chap my hide!
Just minutes earler, a chap wearing a Prince William mask tried to gain entry to the hospital via the main entrance.
Then, handing me back my iPad, he said nonchalantly in a really good mock-English accent, “Sorry, chap, my dance card is full.”
Mitt, dear chap, one is delighted to escort Muffy to the cotillion.
When I was a bit of a chap, mother, she used to take me out shopping in the evenings.
He must be somewhere, my dear chap; do you think he has killed the poor old bird?
The chap who takes the money must carry a copy of the Westminster Gazette in his hand.
This young captain seemed to be a chap who carried his nerve with him!
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1570s, "customer," short for obsolete chapman "purchaser, trader" (see cheap). Colloquial sense of "lad, fellow" is first attested 1716 (cf. slang tough customer).
"to crack," mid-15c., chappen (intransitive) "to split, burst open;" "cause to crack" (transitive); perhaps a variant of choppen (see chop (v.), and cf. strap/strop), or related to Middle Dutch kappen "to chop, cut," Danish kappe, Swedish kappa "to cut." Related: Chapped; chapping. The noun meaning "fissure in the skin" is from late 14c.