Definition of old chap in English:

old chap

Pronunciation /ˌəʊl(d) ˈtʃap/

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  • 1Without necessarily connoting age, as a familiar form of address, chiefly to a man.

    Now generally considered old-fashioned or upper-class. Modern uses are frequently humorous or intended to characterize upper-class speech.

  • 2An older man; frequently mildly disparaging.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851), novelist. From old + chap.