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One of a pair of slender sticks made especially of wood or ivory, held between the thumb and fingers and used as an eating utensil in Asian countries and in restaurants serving Asian food.

[Chinese Pidgin English chop, quick; see chop-chop + stick (on the model of Mandarin kuàizi, chopstick : kuài, chopstick (from kuài, quick, taboo replacement of earlier zhù, chopstick, used by boatmen to avoid saying the homonym zhù, to stop) + -zi, n. suff.; see gyoza).]
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(Cookery) one of a pair of thin sticks, of ivory, wood, etc, used as eating utensils by the Chinese, Japanese, and other people of East Asia
[C17: from pidgin English, from chop quick, of Chinese dialect origin + stick1]
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one of a pair of tapered sticks held between the thumb and fingers (usu. in the right hand) and used, esp. in some Asian countries, as an eating utensil.
[1690–1700; Chinese Pidgin English chop quick (see chop-chop) + stick1]
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Noun1.chopstick - one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food withchopstick - one of a pair of slender sticks used as oriental tableware to eat food with
tableware - articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
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