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Variant of chapfallen.


a variant of chapfallen


(ˈtʃɒpˌfɔ lən, ˈtʃæp-)

also chopfallen

dejected; dispirited.
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Adj.1.chopfallen - brought low in spirit; "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
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Aa His successor, Mister Mambo, has cast his lot with Harvard and Yale and old Clinton hands, and soon enough, Lord knows, they will get the first of many comeuppances, and their shining faces will be chopfallen.
As directed, he prepared and submitted a piece on the Brooklyn Dodgers to the sports editor, but was chopfallen when the article and his job application were summarily rejected.
Warner's 1948 novel, The Corner that Held Them, is also judiciously stocked with archaic terms and adjectives, such as 'cartage' (the act or cost of carting), and 'chopfallen', though that novel's peasants, as befits East Anglian yeomen, incline to Old English words such as 'flitches' (hog-sides, cured and salted).