I. adjective (choppier; -est) Etymology: 2chop Date: 1605 1. being roughened ; chapped 2. rough with small waves 3. a. interrupted by ups and downs <
choppy terrain
a choppy career
b. jerky <
short choppy strides
c. disconnected <
choppy writing
choppily adverb II. adjective (choppier; -est) Etymology: 3chop Date: 1865 changeable, variable <
a choppy wind

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  • choppy — [adj] wavy inclement, ripply, rough, uneven, violent, wild; concept 488 Ant. calm, smooth …   New thesaurus

  • choppy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of the sea) having many small waves. DERIVATIVES choppiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • choppy — choppy1 [chäp′ē] adj. choppier, choppiest [< CHOP3 + Y3] shifting constantly and abruptly, as the wind choppiness n. choppy2 [chäp′ē] adj. choppier, choppiest …   English World dictionary

  • choppy — UK [ˈtʃɒpɪ] / US [ˈtʃɑpɪ] adjective Word forms choppy : adjective choppy comparative choppier superlative choppiest choppy water has a lot of waves in it because the wind is blowing across it choppy seas/conditions …   English dictionary

  • Choppy — Jacques Choppy Jacques Choppy, né le 27 septembre 1926 à Paris (Paris) et mort le 26 juillet 2004 à Paris, est un karstologue et spéléologue français. Il s’est illustré par sa théorie sur le creusement des cavités… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • choppy — chop|py [ˈtʃɔpi US ˈtʃa:pi] adj choppy water has a lot of waves and is not smooth to sail on ▪ The small boat bobbed about on the choppy water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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