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chop-chop

[chop-chop]
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adverb
  1. with haste; quickly.
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Origin of chop-chop

1825–35; repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chop chop

chop chop

adverb
  1. pidgin English for quicklySee quickly
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Word Origin

C19: from Chinese dialect; related to Cantonese kap kap
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Word Origin and History for chop chop

chop-chop

adv.

"quickly," Pidgin English, from Chinese k'wa-k'wa (see chopstick).

CHOP. A Chinese word signifying quality; first introduced by mariners in the Chinese trade, but which has now become common in all our seaports. [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
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