- 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
Related Words for choppedcleave, cube, divide, mince, slash, hack, whack, hew, hash, clip, fragment, mangle, lop, fell, shear, truncate, sever, dice, axe, hackle
Examples from the Web for chopped
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of chopped
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
Word Origin for chop
- (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
Word Origin for chop
- a design stamped on goods as a trademark, esp in the Far East
Word Origin for chop
"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.