choppers

chopper

[chop-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that chops.
2.
a short ax with a large blade, used for cutting up meat, fish, etc.; butcher's cleaver.
3.
a prehistoric implement made by striking flakes off one or both sides of a stone, considered the oldest known worked stone tool.
4.
choppers, Slang. the teeth.
5.
Informal. a helicopter.
6.
Slang. a motorcycle.
7.
a device for interrupting an electric current or a beam of light at regular intervals.
verb (used without object)
8.
Informal.
a.
to travel by helicopter: We choppered into midtown from the airport.
b.
to travel by motorcycle.

Origin:
1545–55; 1950–55 for def 5; chop1 + -er1

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chopper (ˈtʃɒpə)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) a small hand axe
2.  a butcher's cleaver
3.  a person or thing that cuts or chops
4.  an informal name for a helicopter
5.  chiefly (Brit) a slang name for penis
6.  See also vibrator a device for periodically interrupting an electric current or beam of radiation to produce a pulsed current or beam
7.  a type of bicycle or motorcycle with very high handlebars and an elongated saddle
8.  (NZ) a child's bicycle
9.  obsolete, slang chiefly (US) a sub-machine-gun

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Word Origin & History

chopper
1550s, "one who chops," from chop (1). Meaning "helicopter" is from 1951, Korean War military slang; type of stripped-down motorcycle (originally prefered by Hell's Angels) is so called from 1965.
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Science Dictionary
chopper   (chŏp'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A crudely flaked, unifacial core tool, especially one associated with the Oldowan stone culture of the early Paleolithic Period.
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Slang Dictionary

chopper definition


  1. n.
    a helicopter. : The chopper that monitors the traffic goes over my house every morning at 6:00.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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choppers definition


  1. n.
    the teeth. : I may be on my last legs, but my choppers are still my own.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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