chop etymology

English word chop comes from Proto-Germanic *kap-

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Detailed word origin of chop

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kap- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ċieppan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
chappen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
choppen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
chop English (eng) (dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.. (informal, with "the") Termination, especially from employment.. (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.. (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a [...]

Words with the same origin as chop

Descendants of *kap-
chap chops