- "to comprehend" (Weiser) (lit. "to grasp")
- "He didn't chap what the teacher was saying."
Languages of Origin
כאַפּן khapn 'to grab, sieze' (stem is כאַפּ khap)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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).
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