how to pronounce chap


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the above transcription of chap is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

chap is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of chap in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i feel a bit like charlie chap south …”

meanings of chap


  1. A division; a breach, as in a party.
  2. Clipping of chapter (“division of a text").
  3. A child.
  4. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vice, etc.
  5. A blow; a rap.
  6. The jaw.
  7. A customer, a buyer.
  8. A man, a fellow.
  9. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.


  1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
  2. To strike, knock.
  3. Of the skin, to split or flake due to cold weather or dryness.


  1. Initialism of Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol.

chap frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word chap occurs in english on average 4.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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