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  1. CHAPSnoun

    a method of same-day banking transfer.

  2. Etymology: Short for American Spanish chaparreras.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chapsnoun

    Etymology: from chap.

    So on the downs we see
    A hasten’d hare from greedy greyhound go,
    And past all hope, his chaps to frustrate so. Philip Sidney.

    Open your mouth; this will shake your shaking, I can tell you, and that soundly; you cannot tell who’s your friend; open your chaps again. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Their whelps at home expect the promis’d food,
    And long to temper their dry chaps in blood. Dryden.


  1. CHAPS

    The Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS) is a real-time gross settlement payment system used for sterling transactions in the United Kingdom. CHAPS was originally established in London by the Bankers Clearing House in February 1984, transferring to the CHAPS and Town Clearing Company Limited in December 1985. This company also operated the 'town clearing', where cheques cleared the same day between the 'town' bank branches in central London. Town clearing had been the forerunner of the CHAPS system, and was finally closed in 1995. With the closure of the town clearing, the operating company was renamed to CHAPS Clearing Company Limited (informally CHAPS Co). Responsibility for the CHAPS system transferred from it to the Bank of England in November 2017. On 20 August 2018, the first non-bank institution, ipagoo LLP, joined the CHAPS scheme.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chaps

    the jaws, or the fleshy parts about them. See Chap


  1. Chaps

    Chaps are sturdy coverings for the legs consisting of leggings and a belt. They are buckled on over trousers with the chaps' integrated belt, but unlike trousers they have no seat and are not joined at the crotch. They are designed to provide protection for the legs and are usually made of leather or a leather-like material. They are most commonly associated with the cowboy culture of the American west as a protective garment to be used when riding a horse through brushy terrain. In the modern world, they are worn for both practical work purposes and for exhibition or show use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chaps in a Sentence

  1. Jim Magagna:

    We are proud of the true image of the real cowboy or cowgirl, often of very diverse race or ethnicity, riding the range on a well-groomed horse while sporting a cowboy hat, chaps, spurs and a rope.

  2. Sam Elliott:

    That’s what all these f--k-ng cowboys in that movie looked like. They’re all running around in chaps and no shirts. There’s all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the f---ing movie.

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