chopsticks

[chop-stiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a harmonically and melodically simple waltz for piano played typically with the forefinger of each hand and sometimes having an accompanying part for a second player.

Origin:
1890–95; perhaps after chopstick from the way the fingers are held

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chopstick

[chop-stik]
noun
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.

Origin:
1690–1700; Chinese Pidgin English chop quick (see chop-chop) + stick1

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chopsticks (ˈtʃɒpstɪks)
 
pl n
a pair of thin sticks, of ivory, wood, etc, used as eating utensils by the Chinese, Japanese, and other people of East Asia
 
[C17: from pidgin English, from chop quick, of Chinese dialect origin + stick1]

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chopstick
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.
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chopsticks

(from Chinese kuai-tzu, "quick ones," by way of Pidgin chop, "quick"), eating utensils, consisting of a pair of slender sticks held between the thumb and fingers of one hand, that predominate in much of East Asia and are used in conjunction with East Asian-style cuisine worldwide.

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The ivory is primarily in the form of carved curios, such as chopsticks,
  targeted toward foreigners.
If your terrarium has a small opening, use chopsticks to position your plants.
Transfer the opened clams with a pair of chopsticks or tongs to a warm serving
  platter and keep warm.
We had to be really careful working with it, but our chopsticks came out great.
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