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English noun: chap

1. chap (person) a boy or man

SamplesThat chap is your host.
There's a fellow at the door.
He's a likable cuss.
He's a good bloke.

Synonymsblighter, bloke, cuss, fella, feller, fellow, gent, lad

Broader (hypernym)male, male person

Narrower (hyponym)dog

2. chap (shape) a long narrow depression in a surface

Synonymscrack, cranny, crevice, fissure

Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

3. chap (object) a crack in a lip caused usually by cold

Broader (hypernym)cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure

4. chap (artifact) (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs

Broader (hypernym)leg covering, legging, leging

Domain usageplural, plural form

English verb: chap

1. chap (change) crack due to dehydration

SamplesMy lips chap in this dry weather.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)crack

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