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chop (1) Explained

chop (1) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"to cut," 1362, perhaps from O.Fr. (Picard) choper, from O.Fr. coper "to cut off," from V.L. *cuppare "to decapitate," infl. by couper "to strike." Meaning "slice of meat" is c.1640; hence, chop-house (1690). Chopper, slang for "helicopter," dates from 1951, Korean War military slang. Meaning "stripped-down modified motorcycle" is from 1965. ///