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  1. chopsnoun

    The mouth, jaws or jowl.

  2. chopsnoun

    A wind instrument player's embouchure.

  3. chopsnoun

    One's skill at musical interpretation and delivery; musical performance ability.

    Although the bass player had no experience playing in New Orleans, the crowd's enthusiastic response make it clear that he had the chops to make it in the very particular Crescent City jazz scene.

  4. chopsnoun

    One's skill at any endeavor.

    Although he did not know all of the ins and outs of the newsroom, he had the writing chops to become a regular contributor.

  5. chopsnoun

    The area where two tides meet and cause an irregular (choppy) sea.

  6. chopsnoun

    A pattern that involves carrying the object with the hand over the next object before throwing it.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chopsnoun

    without a singular.

    Etymology: corrupted probably from Chaps, which see.

    So soon as my chops begin to walk, yours must be walking too, for company. Roger L'Estrange, Fab.

    He ne’er shook hands, nor bid farewel to him,
    ’Till he unseam’d him from the nape to th’ chops. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chops

    the jaws; also, the fleshy parts about the mouth

  2. Chops

    the sides or capes at the mouth of a river, channel, harbor, or bay; as, the chops of the English Channel

  3. Etymology: [See Chop a jaw.]


  1. CHOPS

    CHOPS is the stage name of Scott Jung, an Asian American hip hop producer, rapper and former member of the Asian American Hip-Hop group, the Mountain Brothers. Jung grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has Chinese ancestry. While with Mountain Brothers, he was known for using a combination of programmed and live instruments in his work, as opposed to sampling the work of others. Since the disbanding of the Mountain Brothers, CHOPS has worked exclusively as a producer, with his most high profile piece being the critically acclaimed 2011 video for Lonely Island entitled "The Creep."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chops in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chops in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of chops in a Sentence

  1. Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump is never going to fight the system, Donald Trump is the system, donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two sides of the same coin. Hillary Clinton has made Hillary Clinton millions from inside and Donald Trump has made Donald Trump billions buying people like Hillary Clinton. Both are part of the culture of foreign policy for personal gain. Donald Trump sought to demonstrate Donald Trump foreign policy chops as Donald Trump tries to present a more presidential image – while increasingly turning Donald Trump attention on the campaign trail to a general election battle Donald Trump presumes will involve Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire businessman declared himself the.

  2. Andy Ryan:

    Social media is a big part of the dining scene today and we didn’t have to think about it when we opened Boston Chops South End five years ago,said co-owner Chris Coombs. Now, it is imperative that photos of restaurant interior and food are beautiful when they are posted online by influencers. It is a great marketing tool for people to see our food, dcor and cocktails and hopefully entice them to check it out for themselves.

  3. Stacey Abrams:

    I think that I am a skilled communicator, i think Im a very good thinker. No, I know Im a good thinker. I know I have policy chops. I have foreign policy experience.

  4. Tim Howard:

    When Alex Ferguson left I think there was a lot of people probably in the media( licking their) chops, excited for and looking for the slaughter that was about to come -- that was impending because unless the next manager came in and was absolutely perfect that was what was going to happen, david Moyes is one hell of a tough character. If anyone can withstand that and brush it off and move on it's David Moyes.

  5. Brooks Koepka:

    Yeah, I don't know what he was doing, building sand castles in the sand, you know where your club is. I took three months off and I can promise you I know if I touch sand. If you look at the video, obviously he grazes the sand twice and then he still chops down on it.

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
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