Also found in: Thesaurus.


 (chăp′fô′lən) also chop·fall·en (chŏp′-)
Being in low spirits; dejected and disheartened.

[From obsolete chaps, alteration of chops.]


(ˈtʃæpˌfɔːlən) or


dejected; downhearted; crestfallen
[C16: from chops + fallen]


(ˈtʃɒpˌfɔ lən, ˈtʃæp-)

also chopfallen

dejected; dispirited.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chapfallen - brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
References in classic literature ?
Something, however, I fear me, must have gone wrong, for he certainly sallied forth, after no very great interval, with an air quite desolate and chapfallen.
Don Quixote was getting up to chastise him, but he took to his heels at such a pace that no one attempted to follow him; and mightily chapfallen was Don Quixote at Andres' story, and the others had to take great care to restrain their laughter so as not to put him entirely out of countenance.
His appearance caused shouts of merriment in the camp,--but Tom for once could not join in the mirth raised at his expense: he was completely chapfallen, and apparently cured of the hunting mania for the rest of his life.