• v. To comprehend.

  • interj. 'Do you understand?'; 'Understood?'

  • v. To catch.

Example Sentences

  • "He didn't chap what the teacher was saying."

  • "You got to put in the coffee before the milk. Chahp?!"

  • "If you khap this, you just might be a genuine Litvak." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • כאַפּן khapn 'to grab, sieze'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      khap, khahp, chop, khop, chohp, chahp, khohp

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