chapess

chapess

(tʃæpˈɛs)
n
informal jocular Brit a woman
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Give a chap or chapess a perfectly good motorised, two-wheeled vehicle to get about on and the first thing he or she wants to do to it is change it.
Then, as the crisis entered its second week, journalists short of facts to fill their column inches started speculating on just whether a blooming great big frigate like HMS Cornwall, which is just, so, well, big, could let those nasty Iranians in gunboats take our brave chaps and chapess.
Robust multifunction toys are really good for this curious wee chappie or chapess.
It's no longer enough for chap or chapess to be really good, or plain great, or one of the greatest.
They're hoping for a touchdown (score) with a chapess (woman).
It plays well with the punters, or rather voters, who see their MP getting the constituency into the news and who therefore might be lulled into thinking he is quite a good chap, or chapess.