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chop·py 1

 (chŏp′ē)
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

 (chŏp′ē)
adj. chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est
Abruptly shifting; variable. Used of the wind.

[From chop.]

choppy

(ˈtʃɒpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
(of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough
ˈchoppily adv
ˈchoppiness n

chop•py

(ˈtʃɒp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
2. (of the wind) shifting or changing unpredictably; variable.
3. uneven in style or quality: a choppy novel.
[1595–1605]
chop′pi•ly, adv.
chop′pi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.choppy - marked by abrupt transitions; "choppy prose"
sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
2.choppy - rough with small waves; "choppy seas"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"

choppy

adjective rough, broken, ruffled, tempestuous, blustery, squally A gale was blowing and the sea was choppy.
calm, smooth, windless
Translations
مُتَلاطِمُ الأمواج، مُتَقَلِّب
rozbouřené
úfinn
sčerený

choppy

[ˈtʃɒpɪ] ADJ (choppier (compar) (choppiest (superl))) [sea, weather] → picado, agitado

choppy

[ˈtʃɒpi] adj [sea] → un peu agité(e)

choppy

adj (+er) seakabbelig; windböig, wechselhaft

chop1

(tʃop) past tense past participle chopped verb
(sometimes with up) to cut (into small pieces). He chopped up the vegetables.
noun
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.
References in classic literature ?
But by March the ice was rough and choppy, and the snow on the river bluffs was grey and mournful-looking.
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There was springing up a choppy wind, and I could not leave the helm.
The sea was calm except for the white water at our bows and the two long radiating swells running far off into the distance upon either hand astern, forming a great V which our propellers filled with choppy waves.
This is as clear as summer lightning," Mowgli answered; and they fell into the quick, choppy trail-trot in and out through the checkers of the moonlight, following the marks of those two bare feet.
But a choppy sea, I confess, or still worse, a swell, makes me distinctly uncomfortable.
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