noun plural chap·pies. British Informal.
- chappaquiddick incident,
Origin of chappie
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')
- 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.