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chop-chop

[ chop-chop ]
/ ˈtʃɒpˈtʃɒp /
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adverb
with haste; quickly.
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Origin of chop-chop

1825–35; repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for chop-chop

chop chop

adverb
pidgin English for quicklySee quickly

Word Origin for chop chop

C19: from Chinese dialect; related to Cantonese kap kap
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