[tʃ_ˈɒ_p_s], [t͡ʃˈɒps], [t‍ʃˈɒps]

Definitions of Chops:

  1.   The sides or capes at the mouth of a river, channel, harbor, or bay; as, the chops of the English Channel.
  2.   The mouth of a beast. See Chaps.
  3.   The jaws.
  4.   To vary or turn; to shift suddenly, as the wind chops or chops about.
  5.   The sides of the mouth of a river or of a channel; the chap or jaw.
  6.   The jaws; also, the fleshy parts about the mouth.

Antonyms for Chops:

inexperience, unawareness, unfamiliarity, ignorance.

Quotes for Chops:

  1. I know when I started I would have been happy to sound like the Beatles or Joe Tex or whoever. You want to sound like most bands, you want to sound like their records and that's how you learn your chops – Jon Anderson
  2. I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive. I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something. – Tommy Bolin
  3. To put it in musician's terms, my chops are good. – Cy Coleman
  4. Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops – Stephen Collins
  5. I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen- you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops it's more natural, more honest. – Nigella Lawson
  6. All those years we'd spent learning these chops and all those gigs in Germany where you'd play all night, and along comes punk. It has nothing to do with that. A lot of people went out of business. – Nick Lowe
  7. Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz. – Marc Ribot
  8. I haven't stopped playing. If you play all the time, then your chops are up and you tend to grow. – Neil Schon
  9. I needed an opportunity to get back in the studio and get my recording chops back together. – Pat Travers
  10. I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre. So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress. – Kathleen Turner
  11. The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent. – Barry White
  12. I owe the public a good performance, the best I can give. We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off, I want to spend it quietly, with my lady. – Larry Wilcox
  13. I like to do theater and hopefully be effective. Most actors, at least contemporary actors of my generation, can't do it. They don't have the chops – Jeffrey Wright

Usage examples for Chops:

  1. He falls into raptures, he smacks his lips, he licks his chops like a cat over a dainty dish, and then he throws himself upon that dirty litter, with his knees up to his chin, and he thinks he has had a delightful day! ” – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  2. “ Bimeby, w'en dey done got all fix, en marters wuz sorter settle, soon one mawnin' yer come ole Brer Wolf, a- lickin' un his chops en a- shakin' un his tail. ” – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. “ They're all right, thim la- ads, with their own pork- chops delivered free at th' door. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  4. She thought of the settlement house: winter rain streaming down its windows, and she and Miss Toland dining on chops and apple pie, each deep in a book as she ate; and she remembered Mark, poor Mark, who had crossed her life only to bring himself bitter unhappiness, and to leave her the sorrow of an ineffaceable stain! ” – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  5. But I shall be back early; you can get some bread and some chops whilst I'm away, and then we'll have lunch. ” – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  6. After that we were kept knocking about in the Chops of the Channel for a week, when, the wind shifting, we ran for Plymouth Sound, and came to an anchor in Hamoaze. ” – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  7. Dip the chops in melted butter, then in beaten eggs, and roll in bread- crumbs; fry them with a little butter. ” – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  8. You might have some chops for her luncheon, perhaps, and an extra one for her breakfast. ” – Jewel A Chapter In Her Life by Clara Louise Burnham
  9. Bunny came to her, took Chops by the collar, and fastened him with his whip to the gate. ” – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  10. Then, one after another, the others came dropping in, each licking his chops and all very polite to Old King Bear. ” – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  11. There should be no dressing for dinner, no going out, nothing but idleness, tea, lamb chops and gossip about the day's work. ” – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  12. Pork chops for these ladies." ” – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  13. Did you get the chops – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  14. And yet they chops make my heart go pitty- pat. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. It is called by old authors the " barren onion," and is used in sauces and pickles, soups and made dishes, and as an accompaniment to chops and steaks. ” – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  16. “ Mrs. Staunton looked at the chops with dazed eyes. ” – A Girl in Ten Thousand by L. T. Meade
  17. And there are pork chops – Class of '29 by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
  18. The passage was consequently an uneventful one, nothing worthy of note occurring until they were in the chops of the Channel. ” – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  19. When we entered the chops of the Channel, there was a considerable swell in the sea. ” – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  20. “ Latterman was fairly licking his chops in anticipation. ” – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

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