verb (used with object), chapped, chap·ping.
verb (used without object), chapped, chap·ping.
Origin of chap1
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Examples from the Web for chap
Sure, you may call this petty, but it really does chap my hide!
Then, handing me back my iPad, he said nonchalantly in a really good mock-English accent, “Sorry, chap, my dance card is full.”
Just minutes earler, a chap wearing a Prince William mask tried to gain entry to the hospital via the main entrance.William Arrives At Hospital - As Masked Prankster is Lead Away!|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mitt, dear chap, one is delighted to escort Muffy to the cotillion.Paul Begala: Huntsman Wins South Carolina Debate by Dropping Out|Paul Begala|January 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A chap called Charles happens to be at the head of that particular queue.
Nevertheless, he faced Lefty Leach like a chap exuding confidence from every pore.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
McNeil—chap with brown hair, brown eyes, a right eyebrow which quirks up toward his hairline when he smiles?The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The proof of this position has already been furnished in chap, ii., 211 and needs not be re-stated here.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
“No, my name is Miles Soper, and I know nothing of the chap you speak of,” answered the stranger.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
The chap laughed rite out loud at this, and sed "He didn't see it."
verb chaps, chapping or chapped
Word Origin for chap
Word Origin for chap
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.