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[chop-faw-luh n] /ˈtʃɒpˌfɔ lən/
Origin of chopfallen
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tetlow, chopfallen but obdurate, got himself speedily out of sight.

    The Grain Of Dust David Graham Phillips
  • A few minutes later Griffin came off, chopfallen and disappointed.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper
  • The rejected postulant, chopfallen and sullen, repaired to his mother and related his unsuccess.

    Mark Gildersleeve John S. Sauzade
  • Most chopfallen, blue, enters the National Agent this Limbo whither he has sent so many.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • The latter had shrunk up in his chair and was looking as chopfallen and guilty as a dog caught sucking eggs.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
British Dictionary definitions for chopfallen


a variant of chapfallen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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