noun plural chap·pies. British Informal.
Words nearby chappie
Definition for chappie (2 of 2)
Origin of James
Examples from the Web for chappie
The one we use was by a chappie called Theodore Baker, 1894.
I could tell by the chappie's manner that he was still upset.My Man Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
I say, miss, mebbe you don't know the character of the chappie who's a-spendin' his money on you so free.Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist|Harlan Page Halsey
The chappie back there wanted to kick, but he couldn't stand me look.The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair|Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
British Dictionary definitions for chappie (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for chappie (2 of 2)
- 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)