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chopsticks

[ chop-stiks ]
/ ˈtʃɒpˌstɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
a harmonically and melodically simple waltz for piano played typically with the forefinger of each hand and sometimes having an accompanying part for a second player.
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Origin of chopsticks

1890–95; perhaps after chopstick from the way the fingers are held

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British Dictionary definitions for chopsticks

chopsticks
/ (ˈtʃɒpstɪks) /

pl n
a pair of thin sticks, of ivory, wood, etc, used as eating utensils by the Chinese, Japanese, and other people of East Asia

Word Origin for chopsticks

C17: from pidgin English, from chop quick, of Chinese dialect origin + stick 1
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