one of a pair of thin, tapered sticks, often of wood or ivory, held in one hand between the thumb and fingers and used chiefly in China, Japan, and other Asian countries for lifting food to the mouth.

1690–1700; Chinese Pidgin English chop quick (see chop-chop) + stick1 Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1699, sailors' partial translation of Chinese k'wai tse "fast ones" or "nimble boys," first element from pidgin Eng. chop, from Cantonese kap "urgent." Chopsticks, the two-fingered piano exercise, is first attested 1893, probably from the resemblance of the fingers to chopsticks.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences
Remove visible bubbles from the jar with a plastic knife, chopstick or other
  nonmetallic instrument.
She was often hungry, unable to earn enough at her jobs, first in a chopstick
  factory and then selling fruit on the street.
But foreigners will be forgiven for clumsy dining etiquette and offered a knife
  and fork if their chopstick prowess is lacking.
Learning to use a chopstick and using it with your takeout meals can be
  beneficial to your health.
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