noun (used with a plural verb)
Words nearby chaps
Origin of chaps
Definition for chaps (2 of 4)
verb (used with object), chapped, chap·ping.
verb (used without object), chapped, chap·ping.
Origin of chap1
OTHER WORDS FROM chapun·chapped, adjective
Definition for chaps (3 of 4)
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Definition for chaps (4 of 4)
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Examples from the Web for chaps
I put monkeys on the sheep, and one was a cowboy in chaps and a cowboy hat, and one was a jockey in silks.Butter Sculptor Sharon BuMann on Her Art, ‘Butter’ Movie & More|Malcolm Jones|September 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“You chaps are very careless,” he scolds them, offering them the extra cash.American Dreams: Brewster’s Millions and Triumphant America|Nathaniel Rich|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yet, at the party conference and in Shadow Cabinet meetings and in Parliament, she regularly reduced these chaps to mush.
The term "the rest," applied to persons, occurs in the following passages of the Apocalypse in addition to that before us: chaps.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Revelation|William Milligan
"Does me good, George, to see the chaps behind their counters like I was once," he explained.Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
He had had rather poor luck with the wood-mice, and his chaps watered with the memory of those trout in the wagon.Hoof and Claw|Charles G. D. Roberts
Gawd love you, guv'nor, they'd fight 'ell's blazes, them chaps would!Changing Winds|St. John G. Ervine
Brown himself talks of "the chaps," or "the fellows," who in turn know Brown only as Tom Thumb.