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chop·py 1

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
1. Having many small waves; rough: choppy seas.
2. Not smoothly connected; disjointed: needed to edit the choppy prose in the essay.

[From chop.]

chop′pi·ly adv.
chop′pi·ness n.

chop·py 2

adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
Abruptly shifting; variable. Used of the wind.

[From chop.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choppiness - used of the sea during inclement or stormy weatherchoppiness - used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
storminess - the state of being stormy; "he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter"
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(tʃop) past tense past participle chopped verb
(sometimes with up) to cut (into small pieces). He chopped up the vegetables.
a slice of mutton, pork etc containing a rib.
ˈchopper noun
1. an instrument for chopping.
2. a helicopter.
ˈchoppy adjective
(of the sea) rough.
ˈchoppiness noun
chop and change
to keep changing (especially one's mind).
chop down
to cause (especially a tree) to fall by cutting it with an axe. He chopped down the fir tree.
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