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chop-chop Syllabification: chop-chop
Pronunciation: /ˌCHäpˈCHäp/

Definition of chop-chop in English:

adverb& exclamation

Quickly; quick: “Two beers, chop-chop,” Jimmy called
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  • 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.


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

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