- diced, minced, or cut into small bits.
- (of an automobile) streamlined; lowered.
Origin of chopped
- to cut or sever with a quick, heavy blow or a series of blows, using an ax, hatchet, etc. (often followed by down, off, etc.): to chop down a tree.
- to make or prepare for use by so cutting: to chop logs.
- to cut in pieces; mince (often followed by up): to chop up an onion; to chop meat.
- (in tennis, cricket, etc.) to hit (a ball) with a chop stroke.
- to weed and thin out (growing cotton) with a hoe.
- Fox Hunting. (of a hound or pack) to attack and kill (a fox that has not begun to run).
- to make a quick, heavy stroke or a series of strokes, as with an ax.
- Boxing. to throw or deliver a short blow, especially a downward one while in a clinch.
- (in tennis, cricket, etc.) to employ or deliver a chop stroke.
- to go, come, or move suddenly or violently.
- an act or instance of chopping.
- a cutting blow.
- Boxing. a short blow, especially a downward one, executed while in a clinch.
- a piece chopped off.
- an individual cut or portion of meat, as mutton, lamb, veal, or pork, usually one containing a rib.
- crushed or ground grain used as animal feed.
- a short, irregular, broken motion of waves; choppiness: There's too much chop for rowing today.
- rough, turbulent water, as of a sea or lake.
- (in tennis, cricket, etc.) a chop stroke.
- chop/cut down to size. cut(def 89).
Origin of chop1
- to turn, shift, or change suddenly: The wind chopped to the west.
- to vacillate; change one's mind.
- to barter.
- to bandy words; argue.
- chop logic, to reason or dispute argumentatively; draw unnecessary distinctions.
Origin of chop2
Examples from the Web for chopped
Best-known as a judge on Chopped, chef Amanda Freitag opens her first restaurant—a recast New York icon.Chopped? Amanda Freitag Hopes Not
February 4, 2014
Plastic cutlery arrived, followed by a container of chopped onion and cilantro.A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?
Condé Nast Traveler
November 5, 2013
Burnett said Peden took it and chopped it up into a bunch of pieces after the shooting.Inside the Georgia Militia Murders
September 20, 2013
Out came Marc's army, dozens of models in chopped blond wigs streaked with green.Marc Jacobs: Hot & Heavy for Spring 2014 at New York Fashion Week
September 14, 2013
I interviewed a man whose hand had been chopped off for stealing.Pity Boston, Ignore Nigeria: The Limits of Compassion
Janine di Giovanni
April 28, 2013
Then add to it the chopped chicken with the other ingredients.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Put them into the soup, add a handful of chopped parsley, and let them boil.
Season it with pepper, salt, chopped sweet herbs, and parsley.
It had got chopped off by some accident when she was a calf.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
It was plainly evident that it had been chopped off quite recently.The Chinese Fairy Book
- (often foll by down or off) to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp tool
- (tr) to produce or make in this mannerto chop firewood
- (tr often foll by up) to cut into pieces
- (tr) British informal to dispense with or reduce
- (intr) to move quickly or violently
- sport to hit (a ball) sharply downwards
- boxing martial arts to punch or strike (an opponent) with a short sharp blow
- Western African an informal word for eat
- a cutting blow
- the act or an instance of chopping
- a piece chopped off
- a slice of mutton, lamb, or pork, generally including a rib
- Australian and NZ slang a share (esp in the phrase get or hop in for one's chop)
- Western African an informal word for food
- Australian and NZ a competition of skill and speed in chopping logs
- sport a sharp downward blow or stroke
- not much chop Australian and NZ informal not much good; poor
- the chop slang dismissal from employment
- (intr) to change direction suddenly; vacillate (esp in the phrase chop and change)
- obsolete to barter
- chop logic to use excessively subtle or involved logic or argument
- a design stamped on goods as a trademark, esp in the Far East
Word Origin and History for chopped
"to cut with a quick blow," mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old North French choper (Old French coper "to cut, cut off," 12c., Modern French couper), from Vulgar Latin *cuppare "to behead," from a root meaning "head," but influenced in Old French by couper "to strike." Related: Chopped; chopping.
"shift quickly," 1530s, earlier "to bargain" (early 15c.), ultimately from Old English ceapian "to bargain" (see cheap); here with a sense of "changing back and forth," probably from common expressions such as to chop and change "barter." To chop logic is recorded from 1570s. Related: Chopped; chopping.
"act of chopping," mid-14c., from chop (v.1). Meaning "piece cut off" is mid-15c.; specifically "slice of meat" from mid-17c. Sense of "a blow, strike" is from 1550s.