chop

\ \ There are three distinct words chop in English. The oldest [14] originally meant ‘trade, barter’, but it is now found only in the phrase chop and change. It appears to come from Old English cēapiantrade’, which is related to English cheap. Chopjaw, jowl’ [15] (now usually in the plural form chops) is of unknown origin; the now archaic chap is a variant. Chopcut’ [16] seems ultimately to be the same word as chap (as in ‘chapped lips’), and may be related to Middle Low German kappenchop off’. The specific noun sense ‘meat cutlet’ dates from the 15th century.
\ \ Cf.CHAP, CHEAP

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