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noun, plural chop·hous·es [chop-hou-ziz] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a restaurant specializing in chop, steaks, and the like.
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Origin of chophouse

First recorded in 1680–90; chop1 + house
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Related Words

bar, diner, joint, inn, outlet, saloon, cafeteria, bistro, grill, hideaway, dive, canteen, lunchroom, chophouse, eatery, pizzeria, drive-in, tearoom, luncheonette, noshery

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Historical Examples

  • That is the chophouse that might be put in the cellar of that glorious old round-towered building at 59 Ann Street.

    Plum Pudding

    Christopher Morley

  • Our first muchacho, Valentine, surprised us by existing on the ten-cent dinners of the Chinese chophouse on the corner.

British Dictionary definitions for chophouse


  1. a restaurant specializing in steaks, grills, chops, etc
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  1. (formerly) a customs house in China
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