Chop-logic
Chop-logic Chop"-log`ic, n. One who bandies words or is very argumentative. [Jocular] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • chop logic — ► chop logic argue in a tiresomely pedantic way. [ORIGIN: from a dialect use of chop meaning «bandy words».] Main Entry: ↑chop …   English terms dictionary

  • chop-logic — [chäp′läj′ik] n. hairsplitting argumentation or evasive reasoning * * * …   Universalium

  • chop-logic — [chäp′läj′ik] n. hairsplitting argumentation or evasive reasoning …   English World dictionary

  • chop logic — 1. adjective Characterized by equivocation or by overly complex or specious argumentation; improperly reasoned. Many of the jokes are far past saving and a good bit of the chop logic word play is tedious word work …   Wiktionary

  • chop logic — phrasal : to make unnecessary distinctions or dispute with an affected use of logical terms * * * chop logic To argue contentiously or fallaciously • • • Main Entry: ↑chop chop logic see under ↑chop2 • • • Main Entry: ↑logic * * * argue in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chop logic — argue in a tiresomely pedantic way. [C16: from a dialect use of chop meaning bandy words .] → chop …   English new terms dictionary

  • chop logic — phrasal to argue with sophistical reasoning and minute distinctions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chop logic — Synonyms and related words: analyze, anatomize, argue, argufy, around the bush, atomize, bandy words, beat about, beg the question, bicker, boggle, cavil, change, choplogic, contend, contest, cross swords, cut and thrust, desynonymize, difference …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chop-logic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • To chop logic — Chop Chop, v. t. [Cf. D. koopen to buy. See {Cheapen}, v. t., and cf. {Chap}, v. i., to buy.] 1. To barter or truck. [1913 Webster] 2. To exchange; substitute one thing for another. [1913 Webster] We go on chopping and changing our friends. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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