choppy

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chop +‎ -y

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choppy (comparative choppier, superlative choppiest)

  1. (of the surface of water) Having many small, rough waves.
    • 1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 17, in Well Tackled![1]:
      Commander Birch was a trifle uneasy when he found there was more than a popple on the sea; it was, in fact, distinctly choppy.
  2. Discontinuous, intermittent.
    The sound is choppy in this video.
  3. (of wind) Shifting, variable

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