noun plural chap·pies. British Informal.
Origin of chappie
Origin of James
Examples from the Web for chappie
Contemporary Examples of chappie
The one we use was by a chappie called Theodore Baker, 1894.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
Historical Examples of chappie
Sort of get a chappie into training for going to heaven, what?Jill the Reckless
P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Then he deals two to a chappie on his right, and all the punters on the right, back that sportsman.The Mark Of Cain
Chappie and Mr. Inglestry can be our witnesses; and you might get Sir Deryck.The Following of the Star
Florence L. Barclay
"Yes; and when it comes to the show-down, I rather hope I'll be the 'chappie'," I said.Pirates' Hope
I didn't remember any Mason, but Parker said the chappie said he knew me when I was a kid.The Little Warrior
P. G. Wodehouse
- 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
- known as James the Less. one of the twelve apostles, son of Alphaeus (Matthew 10:3). Feast day: May 3 or Oct 9
- 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
- the book ascribed to his authorship (in full The Epistle of 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.