Mitt, dear chap, one is delighted to escort Muffy to the cotillion.
Sure, you may call this petty, but it really does chap my hide!
Then, handing me back my iPad, he said nonchalantly in a really good mock-English accent, “Sorry, chap, my dance card is full.”
And Cameron hardly seems like the sort of chap to furnish those at the risk of bringing down his own, hard-earned government.
A chap called Charles happens to be at the head of that particular queue.
When I was a bit of a chap, mother, she used to take me out shopping in the evenings.
If a chap's not born with the gift he's an ass to think he can acquire it.
The chap who takes the money must carry a copy of the Westminster Gazette in his hand.
I've always been taken with the chap; and I'm very glad you read him correctly.
The interpretation now given is confirmed by the fact that the "angels," as appears from the words of chap.
1570s, "customer," short for obsolete chapman "purchaser, trader" (see cheap). Colloquial sense of "lad, fellow" is first attested 1716 (cf. slang tough customer).
"to crack," mid-15c., chappen (intransitive) "to split, burst open;" "cause to crack" (transitive); perhaps a variant of choppen (see chop (v.), and cf. strap/strop), or related to Middle Dutch kappen "to chop, cut," Danish kappe, Swedish kappa "to cut." Related: Chapped; chapping. The noun meaning "fissure in the skin" is from late 14c.