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  1. chopsticknoun

    one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food with


  1. chopsticknoun

    A (single) particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand, the utensil is a stick, usually made of wood, of approximately 23cm (~10") in length.

  2. chopsticknoun

    an Asian person

  3. Etymology: From chop Chinese pidgin-English for “quick” with stick.


  1. chopstick

    Chopsticks (Chinese: 筷子 or 箸; Pinyin: kuaizi or zhu) are shaped pairs of equal-length sticks that have been used as kitchen and eating utensils in most of East and Southeast Asia for over three millennia. They are held in the dominant hand, secured by fingers, and wielded as extensions of the hand, to pick up food. Originating in China, chopsticks later spread to Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and other parts of Asia. Chopsticks have become more accepted in connection with Asian food in the West, especially in cities with significant Asian diaspora communities. Chopsticks are smoothed, and frequently tapered. They are traditionally made of wood, bamboo, metal, ivory, and ceramics, and in modern days, increasingly available in non-traditional materials such as plastic, stainless steel, and even titanium. Chopsticks are often seen as requiring practice and skill to master to be used as an eating utensil. Although not as serious as before, their use not following proper etiquette is frowned upon, especially in some countries.


  1. chopstick

    A chopstick is one of a pair of small slender sticks, usually made from bamboo, wood, or plastic, used as eating utensils by billions of people, particularly in East Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. They are held in one hand, between the thumb and fingers, and used to pick up pieces of food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chopsticknoun

    one of two small sticks of wood, ivory, etc., used by the Chinese and Japanese to convey food to the mouth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopstick in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chopstick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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