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chopine

[ choh-peen, chop-in ]
/ tʃoʊˈpin, ˈtʃɒp ɪn /
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noun
a shoe having a thick sole, usually of cork, suggesting a short stilt, worn especially by women in 18th-century Europe after its introduction from Turkey.
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Also chop·in [chop-in] /ˈtʃɒp ɪn/ .

Origin of chopine

1570–80; <Spanish chapín, equivalent to chap(a) (<Middle French chape chape) + -in -in1
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chopine

chopin (ˈtʃɒpɪn)

/ (tʃɒˈpiːn) /

noun
a sandal-like shoe on tall wooden or cork bases popular in the 18th century

Word Origin for chopine

C16: from Old Spanish chapín, probably imitative of the sound made by the shoe when walking
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