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chop-chop Explained

chop-chop at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

interjection [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Pidgin English; Origin: chop 'fast'; CHOPSTICK]// an expression used when you want someone to hurry// --Come on! Chop-chop!//

chop-chop at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

exclamation
(BrE, informal) hurry up!:
Chop-chop! We haven't got all day!
ORIGIN From pidgin English based on a Chinese dialect word for 'quick'.

chop-chop at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

chop-chop
adv : with rapid movements; "he works quickly" [syn: {quickly}, {rapidly},
{speedily}, {apace}] [ant: {slowly}]

chop-chop at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* chop chop

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » cpi|en, from Inter: etyl » yue Inter: term » 急|急急|tr=gāpgāp|sc=Hani|quick.

Pronunciation

Inter: audio » en-us-chop-chop.ogg|Audio (US)

Interjection

Inter: en-inter » j
  • Inter: non-gloss definition » Used to urge someone to do something quickly

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » hurry up
    • Inter: trreq » ar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|快點|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|快点|tr=kuàidiǎn|sc=Hani
    • Inter: trreq » cs
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|vlug een beetje!
    • Finnish: hopi hopi, hop hop, mars mars
    • French: vite-Inter: t+ » fr|vite, Inter: t+ » fr|se grouiller|alt=grouille-grouille ! Inter: t+ » fr|se grouiller|alt=grouille-toi !, Inter: t+ » fr|magner|alt=magne-toi !, et on Inter: t+ » fr|se dépêcher|alt=se dépêche !, plus vite que ça !, on va pas Inter: t+ » fr|coucher là !
    • German: Inter: t- » de|mach schnell, Inter: t+ » de|dalli


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gyorsan
  • Inter: trreq » it
  • Inter: trreq » ja
  • Inter: trreq » ko
  • Inter: trreq » lt
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|depressa
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|быстро-быстро|tr=býstro-býstro
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|presto, Inter: t+ » es|pronto
  • Inter: trreq » sv
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|đi đi mau, Inter: t- » vi|đi đi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|honem


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adverb

    Inter: en-adv » -
  • Inter: slan » g Quickly.
    1. 1977, Inter: w » John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 13:
    2. :‘And another beer! But cold this time, hear that, boy? Muchee coldee, and bring it chop chop.’

      Noun

      Inter: en-noun » -


  • Inter: Australia » informal Tobacco that is produced and sold without excise (tax), and therefore cheap and illegal.
  • 1944, Category: w - :Australian House of Representatives|Australian House of Representatives, Parliamentary Debates, Volume 265, page 30968,
  • : We are here today to try and do the impossible: to stop the chop chop industry.
  • 2002 November 11, Major ‘chop chop’ seizure in Northern Queensland, Category: w - :Australian Taxation Office|Australian Taxation Office, media release.
  • 2007, Martin Hughes, The Slow Guide: Melbourne, unnumbered page,
  • : Attitudes to tobacco mean it′s virtually sold under the counter (and we′re not talking about ‘chop chop’).

  • Category: Category:English reduplications -
    Translation: et » chop-chop
    Translation: my » chop-chop
    Translation: ru » chop-chop
    Translation: vi » chop-chop
    Translation: zh » chop-chop