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[chop-ee] /ˈtʃɒp i/

adjective, choppier, choppiest.
(of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
(of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable.
uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts:
The book was a choppy first novel.
adjective -pier, -piest
(of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough

1830 (of seas), from chop (v.2) + -y (2). Earlier in this sense was chopping (1630s).


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