[ choh-peen, chop-in ]
/ tʃoʊˈpin, ˈtʃɒp ɪn /
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/ .
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Example sentences from the Web for chopine
One of the greatest follies ever introduced was the chopine, a sort of stilt which increased the height of the wearer.The Evolution of Fashion|Florence Mary Gardiner
By-'r-lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine.56 You are welcome.Hamlet|William Shakespeare
British Dictionary definitions for chopine
/ (tʃɒˈpiːn) /
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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