completely confused or disordered:
a chaotic mass of books and papers.
1713, “in a state of primordial chaos,” irregularly formed in English from chaos + -ic, probably on model of eros/erotic, demos/demotic, hypnos/hypnotic, etc. Transferred or figurative meaning “confused, disordered” is from 1747.
characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin. adj. 1921, from Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British-born silent movie star. The surname is attested from c.1200, from Old French chapelain “priest.”
- Chapman stick
noun an electronically amplified musical instrument with ten or twelve strings and a fretted neck, which is played by striking the strings against the frets with the fingers Often shortened to Stick
noun one of a pair of sandals, usually of leather, worn in India
place in Dukes County, Mass., from a native New England Algonquian language, literally “island adjacent to the mainland.”