Chop means to cut with one stroke of an ax or several quick strokes with a knife.(verb)
An example of chop is dicing garlic with a kitchen knife.
The definition of a chop is an individual portion of meat cut from the rib or shoulder of an animal, or an official seal or stamp.(noun)
See chop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME choppen, prob. < northern OFr choper, for OFr coper, to cut off (< VL *cuppare, to decapitate < *cuppum, skull < LL cuppa, cup); infl. by couper, to strike (< coup, colp, a blow: see coup)
Origin: var. of chap
Origin: Hindi chāp
See chop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb chopped chopped, chop·ping, chops verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English choppen
Origin: , probably variant of chappen, to split; see chap1.
intransitive verb chopped chopped, chop·ping, chops
Origin: Obsolete, to exchange
Origin: , from Middle English choppen, to barter, bargain
Origin: , variant of chapen
Origin: , from Old English cēapian
Origin: , from cēap, bargain, trade; see cheap.
Origin: Hindi chāp, seal.
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