chopper

n
1.
a helicopter. This was probably origi-nally a children's version of the longer word, reinforced by the sound and scy-thing action of the rotor blades. It was adopted by adults in World War II.
2a.
a customised motorcycle, usually one having high ape-hangers and lengthened front forks, as ridden by Hell's Angels. It is derived from 'chopped hog' or chopped (meaning cut down, altered). Nowadays it is often shortened to chop.
2b.
a young person's tricycle or bicycle designed and manufactured to look like a customised motorcycle, that is with a large back wheel and long front forks. From the 1970s when such bikes became popular.
3.
British
the penis. A working-class vul-garism dating from at least the 1940s and still heard.
4.
American
a machine gun. Although this use of the word is familiar to many people through films and crime fiction, it has been obsolete in spontaneous speech since before World War II.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • chopper — [ ʃɔpe ] v. intr. <conjug. : 1> • çoper 1175; o. i., p. ê. d un rad. onomat. tsopp , avec infl. de choquer ♦ Vx ou littér. Heurter du pied contre qqch. ⇒ achopper, broncher, 2. buter, trébucher. Fig. Se tromper. « Un pauvre homme de bien… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chopper I — Éditeur SNK Développeur SNK Date de sortie 1988 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chopper — (deutsch = Hacker, aus dem Englischen to chop für hacken) bezeichnet ein prähistorisches Steinwerkzeug zum Aufschlagen von Nüssen, Schalentieren oder Markknochen, siehe Chopper (Archäologie); Messer mit rechteckigem Blatt, welches in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Chopper — Chop per, n. One who, or that which, chops. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chopper — CHOPPER. v. n. Faire un faux pas en heurtant du pied contre quelque chose. Il a choppé contre une pierre qui l a presque fait tomber. [b]f♛/b] On dit figurément et familièrement, d Un homme qui a fait une faute grossière, qu Il a choppé… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • chopper — 1550s, one who chops, agent noun from CHOP (Cf. chop) (1). Meaning helicopter is from 1951, Korean War military slang; as a type of stripped down motorcycle (originally prefered by Hell s Angels) from 1965 …   Etymology dictionary

  • chopper — m DEFINICIJA v. čoper …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • chopper — CHOPPER. v. n. Faire un faux pas en heurtant du pied contre quelque chose. Il a choppé contre une pierre qui l a presque fait tomber. On dit fig. d Un Autheur qui s est grossierement abusé en quelque endroit, qu Il a choppé lourdement …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • chopper — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a short axe with a large blade. 2) (choppers) informal teeth. 3) informal a helicopter. 4) informal a type of motorcycle with high handlebars. 5) vulgar slang a man s penis …   English terms dictionary

  • chopper — [chäp′ər] n. 1. a person who chops 2. a tool or machine for chopping, as an ax or cleaver 3. [pl.] Slang a set of teeth, esp. false teeth ☆ 4. Informal a helicopter 5. Informal a motorcycle 6. Electronics a device for interrupting a current,… …   English World dictionary

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