There are 3 definitions of chap in English:

chap1

Syllabification: chap
Pronunciation: /CHap
 
/

verb (chaps, chapping, chapped)

[no object]
  • 1(Of the skin) become cracked, rough, or sore, typically through exposure to cold weather.
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    • It's stopped my skin chapping when I used to go round lambing the ewes.
    • It's essential to moisturize baby's delicate skin to protect it and prevent chapping, especially in cold, dry weather.
    • The cosmetic industry employs glycerin in skin conditioning lotions to replace lost skin moisture, relieve chapping, and keep skin soft.
    Synonyms
    become raw, become sore, become inflamed, chafe, crack
  • 1.1 [with object] (usually as adjective chapped) (Of the wind or cold) cause (skin) to crack through exposure to cold weather: chapped lips
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    • Her lips were chapped from the wind and I thought her nose was too small.
    • The infant who is drooling often has chapped skin around the mouth, on the chest, or on the hands.
    • Wind buffeted her, chapping her lips and slowing her crawl.
    Synonyms
    dry, cracked, rough

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Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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There are 3 definitions of chap in English:

chap2

Syllabification: chap
Pronunciation: /
 
CHap/

noun

informal , chiefly British
  • 1A man or a boy.
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    • Eventually, I talked to a chap who promised to sort things out and he asked me to fax the bill through.
    • Maybe it is difficult to imagine these guys as nice chaps when your machismo immediately assumes they'll be natural born show-offs.
    • I have one customer, a chap in his seventies, an ex-engineer who collects knives and swords; he owns more than 400 of them, all different.
  • 1.1 dated A friendly form of address between men and boys: best of luck, old chap
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    • ‘Don't expect much from her, chap,’ whispered John as they entered a new room.
    • Pardon me, old chap, but aren't you getting just a bit ahead of yourself in rather an offensive manner?
    • My dear old chap, I do believe you're right.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a buyer or customer): abbreviation of chapman. The current sense dates from the early 18th century.

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chap3

Syllabification: chap

noun

  • (usually chaps) The lower jaw or half of the cheek, especially that of a pig used as food.
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    • They carry their meat in the storehouses of their own chaps or cheeks, taking it forth when they are hungry.
    • Bath chaps are often eaten cold, making a tasty dish.
    • Bath chaps can be sliced and eaten like ham.

Origin

mid 16th century: of unknown origin. Compare with chops.

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