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chophouse

[chop-hous] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs/
noun, plural chophouses
[chop-hou-ziz] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a restaurant specializing in chops, steaks, and the like.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; chop1 + house
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British Dictionary definitions for chop-house

chophouse1

/ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a restaurant specializing in steaks, grills, chops, etc

chophouse2

/ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(formerly) a customs house in China
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Word Origin and History for chop-house
n.

1680s, "a mean house of entertainment, where provision ready dressed is sold" [Johnson], from chop (n.) in the "meat" sense + house (n.).

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