chappy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

chap +‎ -y

Noun[edit]

chappy (plural chappies)

  1. (UK, informal) A chap; a fellow.

Adjective[edit]

chappy (comparative more chappy, superlative most chappy)

  1. Full of chaps; cleft; gaping; open.
  2. (of skin, rare, perhaps archaic) Chapped, dry.
    • 1939, in National Health Review, Volumes 7–9,[1] page 220:
      The application was followed at once by terrible pain in the wound; furthermore, there appeared a dry and chappy tongue, intolerable thirst, colics, cramplike contractions of the legs and back, and a weak and irregular pulse.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.