noun Etymology: obsolete chop to exchange, trade, from Middle English choppen to barter Date: 1533 involved and often specious argumentationchoplogic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • choplogic — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: chop (III) 1. : involved and often specious argumentation 2. obsolete : an absurdly argumentative person II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • choplogic — /chop loj ik/, n. 1. sophistic or overly complicated argumentation. adj. 2. Also, choplogical. exhibiting or indulging in choplogic. [1520 30; CHOP2 + LOGIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • choplogic — chop•log•ic [[t]ˈtʃɒpˌlɒdʒ ɪk[/t]] n. 1) sophistic or overly complicated argumentation 2) exhibiting or indulging in choplogic • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • choplogic — chop·log·ic …   English syllables

  • chop|log|ic — «CHOP LOJ ihk», noun, adjective. –n. 1. sophistical or contentious argument; hairsplitting: »Its choplogic…ordains that a man who kills with a gun may be hanged while a man who kills with a knife may not (Punch). 2. Obsolete. a person who bandies …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jesuit — Synonyms and related words: Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • argue — Synonyms and related words: affirm, agitate, allege, altercate, analyze, announce, annunciate, approve, argufy, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, aver, avouch, avow, balk, bandy words, be construed as, be indicative of, be significant of, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bandy words — Synonyms and related words: argue, argufy, bicker, cavil, chew the fat, chew the rag, chin, choplogic, colloque, colloquize, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, confab, confabulate, contend, contest, converse, converse… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beat around the bush — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, around the bush, beat about, beat around, beg the question, bicker, boggle, cavil, choplogic, circumlocute, dodge, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, fence, go round about, hedge, hem and haw,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beg the question — Synonyms and related words: about the bush, around the bush, beat about, beat around, bicker, boggle, cavil, choplogic, dodge, duck, equivocate, evade, evade the issue, fence, hedge, hem and haw, mystify, nitpick, obscure, palter, parry, pick… …   Moby Thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”