chophouse

[ chop-hous ]
/ ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural chop·hous·es [chop-hou-ziz] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a restaurant specializing in chop, steaks, and the like.

Origin of chophouse

First recorded in 1680–90; chop1 + house
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British Dictionary definitions for chop-house (1 of 2)

chophouse

1
/ (ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs) /

noun

a restaurant specializing in steaks, grills, chops, etc

British Dictionary definitions for chop-house (2 of 2)

chophouse

2
/ (ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs) /

noun

(formerly) a customs house in China
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Word Origin and History for chop-house

chop-house


n.

1680s, "a mean house of entertainment, where provision ready dressed is sold" [Johnson], from chop (n.) in the "meat" sense + house (n.).

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