chap

Definitions

  • v. To comprehend (lit. "to grasp").

Example Sentences

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

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

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • כאַפּן khapn 'to grab, sieze' (stem is כאַפּ khap)

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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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