characteristic of or resembling the comedy or filmmaking style of Charlie Chaplin.
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.”
- Chappaquiddick incident
Chappaquiddick incident [(chap-uh-kwid-ik)] An automobile accident in 1969 that greatly affected the career of Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts. A woman on Kennedy’s staff drowned at Chappaquiddick Island, off the Massachusetts coast, after a car that Kennedy had been driving, and in which she had been riding, went off a bridge. Kennedy survived, but […]