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chops

 (chŏps)
pl.n.
1. The jaws.
2.
a. The mouth.
b. The lower cheeks or jowls.
c. Muttonchops.
3. Slang The technical skill with which a jazz or rock musician performs.
Idiom:
bust (someone's) chops
1. To scold or insult someone.
2. To disappoint or defeat someone.
3. To hold a building contractor to the letter of an agreement.

[Possibly akin to chop. N. 3, originally in reference to the embouchure of trumpeters.]

chops

(tʃɒps)
pl n
1. the jaws or cheeks; jowls
2. the mouth
3. (Music, other) music embouchure
4. (Jazz) jazz skill
5. lick one's chops informal to anticipate with pleasure
[C16: of uncertain origin]
Translations

chops

[tʃɒps] NPL (Anat) → boca fsing, labios mpl
to lick one's chopsrelamerse, chuparse los dedos

chops

[ˈtʃɒps] npl (= jaws) [person] → mâchoire f; [animal] → babines fpl

chops

pl (of dog)Lefzen pl; (inf, of person) → Visage f (inf)
References in classic literature ?
and when I go to the houses one wants a leg of mutton for an early dinner and I must be back with it in a quarter of an hour; another cook has forgotten to order the beef; I must go and fetch it and be back in no time, or the mistress will scold; and the housekeeper says they have company coming unexpectedly and must have some chops sent up directly; and the lady at No.
The rows of chops opened and shut in vast unison, and the sound of it was like to the muffled burr of subterranean machinery.
Codfish and parsnips, two chops to follow, hot-and-hot, or I'll be the death of you, for Number Four.
He brought me some chops, and vegetables, and took the covers off in such a bouncing manner that I was afraid I must have given him some offence.
Two mutton chops, three potatoes, some split peas, a little flour, two ounces of butter, a pinch of salt, and all this black pepper.
Then, licking their red chops, they slunk back to the forest.
We'll have pork- chops and roast duck for supper to-night.
I had mumbled but a lame mass an thou hadst broken my jaw, for the piper plays ill that wants the nether chops.
In fact, although it was such a small shop it sold nearly everything --except a few things that you want in a hurry--like bootlaces, hair-pins and mutton chops.
On this trip I tasted the first meat I had eaten since leaving Earth--large, juicy steaks and chops from the well-fed domestic animals of the farms.
I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.
And next he was entering Frank's restaurant in Montgomery Street, San Francisco; he had ordered a pan-stew and venison chops, of which he was immoderately fond, and as he sat waiting, Munroe, the good attendant, brought him a whisky punch; he saw the strawberries float on the delectable cup, he heard the ice chink about the straws.