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View synonyms for chop-chop

chop-chop

[ chop-chop ]

adverb

  1. with haste; quickly.


chop chop

adverb

  1. pidgin English for quickly See quickly


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chop-chop1

1825–35; repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick, of uncertain origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chop-chop1

C19: from Chinese dialect; related to Cantonese kap kap

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Example Sentences

Talent does not understand such a process; it is mechanical, unvarying, chop-chop, day in and day out.

Chop-chop—as the good yellow man might be tempted to say if he came upon this specimen of white wisdom.

When a cooly is sent on an errand requiring haste, he is told to go 'chop-chop.'

You go back to missy and tell her it's all right and will she come chop-chop.

You go chop-chop to the toy shop opposite and buy them some toys.

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