Origin of chopstickChinese Pidgin English chop, quick; see chop-chop + stick (on the model of Mandarin kuàizi, chopstick : kuài, chopstick (from kuài, quick, taboo replacement of earlier zhù, chopstick, used by boatmen to avoid saying the homonym zhù, to stop) + -zi, n. suff.; see gyoza).
- A (single) particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand, the utensil is a stick, usually made of wood, of approximately 23cm (~10") in length.
- (ethnic slur) an Asian person