- one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and used chiefly in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth.
Origin of chopstick
Examples from the Web for chopstick
Poke center of Italian sausages with chopstick to make well, fill with chocolate syrup and twist the open end of the sausage.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship
July 26, 2014
Anybody who can make a shoe-peg or wooden toothpick can make a chopstick.
One may search in vain for the trace of any object in the nature of a chopstick in Central or South America.
It is to be hoped that the chopstick may ultimately be adopted here instead of the knife and fork.
Word Origin and History for chopstick
also chop-stick, 1690s, sailors' partial translation of Chinese k'wai tse, variously given as "fast ones" or "nimble boys," first element from pidgin English chop, from Cantonese kap "urgent." Chopsticks, the two-fingered piano exercise, is first attested 1893, probably from the resemblance of the fingers to chopsticks.