Main meanings of chop-chop in English

: chop-chop1chop-chop2

chop-chop1

Pronunciation /tʃɒpˈtʃɒp/

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exclamation

  • Be quick!

    ‘Lets go! Chop chop!’
    • ‘‘Two pints, chop-chop,’ Jimmy called’
    • ‘Victor needs help with something so you need to go… chop-chop, you know what I mean?’
    • ‘Now, chop-chop - we've got a revolution to organise!’
    • ‘Instead, another layer of inaccuracy via inference: Since Hu's family has caused all this trouble by raising a fuss, peeved officialdom is going to make sure that the old girl is out of here chop-chop.’
    • ‘An emergency meeting was held, and The Brigade decided that naked pictures were needed, and chop-chop.’
    • ‘Just tell me what to do and I'll do it, chop, chop.’

adverb

  • Quickly.

    • ‘they decided that pictures were needed, and chop-chop’

Origin

Mid 19th century pidgin English, based on Chinese dialect kuaì-kuaì. Compare with chopstick.

Main meanings of chop-chop in English

: chop-chop1chop-chop2

chop-chop2

Pronunciation /tʃɒpˈtʃɒp/

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noun

mass nounNigerian
  • Misappropriation or embezzlement of funds.

    • ‘some public institutions are seen as mere avenues for chop-chop’

Origin

Nigerian Pidgin English, reduplication of chop.