- (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
- (of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable.
- uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts: The book was a choppy first novel.
Origin of choppy
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Examples from the Web for choppily
"No names, if you please," Mrs. Treharne interrupted, choppily.The Eddy
Clarence L. Cullen
- (of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough
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Word Origin and History for choppily
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