adverb & exclamation
Quickly; quick: ‘Two pints, 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.
mid 19th century: pidgin English, based on Chinese dialect kuaì-kuaì. Compare with chopstick.
Definition of chop-chop in:
- The US English dictionary