chappie

or chap·py

[ chap-ee ]
/ ˈtʃæp i /
|

noun plural chap·pies. British Informal.


Nearby words

  1. chappaquiddick,
  2. chappaquiddick incident,
  3. chappe,
  4. chapped,
  5. chappell,
  6. chaps,
  7. chapstick,
  8. chaptalization,
  9. chaptalize,
  10. chapter

Origin of chappie

First recorded in 1815–25; chap2 + -ie

James

[ jeymz ]
/ dʒeɪmz /

noun

Origin of James

Middle English Jame(s) < Old French < Vulgar Latin *Jacomus, for *Jacobus, alteration of Late Latin Jacōbus Jacob; compare Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo

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British Dictionary definitions for chappie

chappie

/ (ˈtʃæpɪ) /

noun

informal another word for chap 1 (def. 2)

James

/ (dʒeɪmz) /

noun

Clive. born 1939, Australian journalist, critic and broadcaster. His books include the memoirs Unreliable Memoirs (1980) and North Face of Soho (2006) and the novel Brilliant Creatures (1983)
Henry 1843–1916, British novelist, short-story writer, and critic, born in the US Among his novels are Washington Square (1880), The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), and The Golden Bowl (1904)
Jesse (Woodson). 1847–82, US outlaw
P (hyllis) D (orothy), Baroness James of Holland Park. born 1920, British detective novelist. Her books include Death of an Expert Witness (1977), Original Sin (1994), and Death in Holy Orders (2001)
William, brother of Henry James. 1842–1910, US philosopher and psychologist, whose theory of pragmatism is expounded in Essays in Radical Empiricism (1912). His other works include The Will to Believe (1897), The Principles of Psychology (1890), and The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
New Testament
  1. known as James the Great. one of the twelve apostles, a son of Zebedee and brother to John the apostle (Matthew 4:21). Feast day: July 25 or April 30
  2. known as James the Less. one of the twelve apostles, son of Alphaeus (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: May 3 or Oct 9
  3. known as James the brother of the Lord. a brother or close relative of Jesus (Mark 6:3; Galatians 1:19). Feast day: Oct 23
  4. the book ascribed to his authorship (in full The Epistle of James)
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Word Origin and History for chappie

James

masc. proper name, name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob).

The Welsh form was Iago, the Cornish Jago. Fictional British spy James Bond dates from 1953, created by British author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who plausibly is said to have taken the name from that of U.S. ornithologist James Bond (1900-1989), an expert on Caribbean birds.

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