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[choh-peen, chop-in] /tʃoʊˈpin, ˈtʃɒp ɪn/

a shoe having a thick sole, usually of cork, suggesting a short stilt, worn especially by women in 18th-century Europe after its introduction from Turkey.
a sandal-like shoe on tall wooden or cork bases popular in the 18th century


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