Definition of chop-chop in English:

chop-chop

Syllabification: chop-chop
Pronunciation: /ˌCHäp ˈCHäp
 
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adverb & exclamation

  • Quickly; quick: “Two beers, chop-chop,” Jimmy called
    More example sentences
    • Victor needs help with something so you need to go… chop-chop, you know what I mean?
    • Now, chop-chop - we've got a revolution to organise!
    • Instead, another layer of inaccuracy via inference: Since Hu's family has caused all this trouble by raising a fuss, peeved officialdom is going to make sure that the old girl is out of here chop-chop.

Origin

mid 19th century: pidgin English, based on Chinese dialect kuaì-kuaì. Compare with chopstick.

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