Chap definition

chăp
A man or boy; a fellow.
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(informal) A man or boy; fellow.
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A chapped place in the skin.
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Chaplain.
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Chapter.
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To chap is defined as to become cracked or dry.

When your skin becomes dry and prone to cracking, this is an example of a time when your skin begins to chap.

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The definition of a chap is a man or boy.

A man is an example of a chap.

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A sore roughening or splitting of the skin, caused especially by cold or exposure.
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An authentication scheme used in Pointto-Point Protocol (PPP) remote access servers (RASs) to validate the identity of a remote user. CHAP employs a challenge-response mechanism that challenges the remote user with a random number.The user responds with a digest, which is an encrypted password based on the random number challenge.The RAS then decrypts the password using that same random number key to verify the identity of the remote user. This approach is much more secure that the predecessor Password Authentication Protocol (PAP). See also authentication, encryption, PAP, password, PPP, and RAS.
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To cause (the skin) to roughen, redden, or crack, especially as a result of cold or exposure.

The headwind chapped the cyclist's lips.

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To split or become rough and sore.

Skin that chaps easily in winter.

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To crack open; split; roughen, as the skin from exposure to cold.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chap
Plural:
chaps

Origin of chap

  • Middle English chappen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for chapman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition