Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: chap  chap
  1. [Brit, informal] A boy or man
    "that chap is your host"; "you lucky chap";
    - fellow, feller [non-standard], fella [informal], lad [informal], gent [informal], blighter [Brit, informal], cuss [informal], bloke [Brit, informal], boyo [UK, Ireland], bucko [informal], dog [informal]
  2. A long narrow depression in a surface
    - crevice, cranny, crack, fissure
  3. A crack in a lip caused usually by cold
  4. (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
Verb: chap (chapped,chapping)  chap
  1. Crack due to dehydration
    "My lips chap in this dry weather"

Derived forms: chapped, chaps, chapping

Type of: cleft, crack, crevice, depression, fissure, impression, imprint, leg covering, legging, leging [non-standard], male, male person, scissure

Encyclopedia: Chap, Virginia