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choppy

[ chop-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɒp i /
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adjective, chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est.
(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.
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Origin of choppy

First recorded in 1595–1605; chop2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM choppy

chop·pi·ly, adverbchop·pi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for choppy

choppy
/ (ˈtʃɒpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest
(of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough

Derived forms of choppy

choppily, adverbchoppiness, noun
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