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chophouse

[chop-hous] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊs/
noun, plural chophouses
[chop-hou-ziz] /ˈtʃɒpˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a restaurant specializing in chop, steaks, and the like.
Origin of chophouse
1680-1690
1680-90; chop1 + house
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  • That is the chophouse that might be put in the cellar of that glorious old round-towered building at 59 Ann Street.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • Our first muchacho, Valentine, surprised us by existing on the ten-cent dinners of the Chinese chophouse on the corner.

British Dictionary definitions for chophouse

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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