chap

1 [chap]
verb (used with object), chapped, chapping.
1.
to crack, roughen, and redden (the skin): The windy, cold weather chapped her lips.
2.
to cause (the ground, wood, etc.) to split, crack, or open in clefts: The summer heat and drought chapped the riverbank.
verb (used without object), chapped, chapping.
3.
to become chapped.
noun
4.
a fissure or crack, especially in the skin.
5.
Scot. a knock; rap.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English chappen; cognate with Dutch kappen to cut; akin to chip1

unchapped, adjective
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chap

2 [chap]
noun
1.
Informal. a fellow; man or boy.
2.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a baby or young child.
3.
British Dialect. a customer.

Origin:
1570–80; short for chapman

chap

3 [chop, chap]
noun
chop3.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; perhaps special use of chap1

chap.

Also, Chap.
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chap1 (tʃæp)
 
vb , chaps, chapping, chapped
1.  (of the skin) to make or become raw and cracked, esp by exposure to cold
2.  (Scot) (of a clock) to strike (the hour)
3.  (Scot) to knock (at a door, window, etc)
 
n
4.  (usually plural) a cracked or sore patch on the skin caused by chapping
5.  (Scot) a knock
 
[C14: probably of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch, German kappen to chop off]

chap2 (tʃæp)
 
n
informal a man or boy; fellow
 
[C16 (in the sense: buyer): shortened from chapman]

chap3 (tʃɒp, tʃæp)
 
n
a less common word for chop

chap.
 
abbreviation for
1.  chaplain
2.  chapter

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Word Origin & History

chap
1577, "customer," short for obsolete chapman (see cheap). Colloquial sense of "lad, fellow" is first attested 1716 (cf. slang tough customer).

chap
"to crack," early 15c., chappen, variant of choppen (see chop). The noun meaning "fissure in the skin" is from late 14c.
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CHAP definition


Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
CHAP
Community Health Accreditation Program
chap.
chapter
Chap.
chaplain
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Example sentences
Volunteering is something that a chap does on his own.
The chap in the wig or the white shoes has an incentive to spin things out for
  as long as possible.
The official explanation is that he is simply a modest sort of chap.
Slim pickings on the comments to this post old chap.
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