verb (used without object)
- to travel by helicopter: We choppered into midtown from the airport.
- to travel by motorcycle.
- chopped liver,
- chopped steak,
- chopper tool,
- chopping block,
Origin of chopper
Examples from the Web for chopper
In 1988 he was jailed for seven months when police in Jersey found half an ounce of cocaine on board his chopper.
When it falls unconscious, a ground crew drags the beast—which can weigh up to 5,000 lbs—into a net strapped to the chopper.
But when Fallon spends too much time on the Vitamix, Arnold demands that he “get to the chopper!”Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cartoon Theme Songs and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the chopper went down, McKnight was redirected to the crash site where much of the fighting force was pinned down.
Guests were convinced that the chopper was coming to collect William as Kate was going into labor.Street Parties, Helicopters, and Gun Salutes: How the Royal Birth Will Unfold|Tom Sykes|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
See how many traces from which we may learn the chopper's history!Excursions and Poems|Henry David Thoreau
The woods of America for the first time rang to the chopper.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
Mrs McNab threw down her chopper, and turned to wipe her hands on a roller towel.Big Game|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Yes, sir, when I was an apprentice: a man using a chopper cut off his hand.
Taking his chopper with him, he met a little Chamar girl, whom he took into a temple in Bahadurpur.The Criminal|Havelock Ellis
1550s, "one who chops," agent noun from chop (v.1). Meaning "meat cleaver" is by 1818. Meaning "helicopter" is from 1951, Korean War military slang (cf. egg-beater); as a type of stripped-down motorcycle (originally prefered by Hell's Angels) from 1965.