American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Variant of chapfallen.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See chapfallen.
- adj. chapfallen
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the lower chop or jaw depressed; hence, crestfallen; dejected; dispirited; downcast. See chapfallen.
- adj. brought low in spirit
“The Abbe chanced one day to be in company with my husband, who was an old acquaintance of his, where many of the chopfallen deputies, like themselves, true lovers of their country, could not help declaring their indignation at its degraded state, and reprobating Bonaparte for rendering it so ridiculous in the face of Europe and the world.”
“The Stockingtonians were chopfallen, but they were angry and dogged; and”
“Oh, don't look so chopfallen!" he went on, scornfully, when Paul blinked.”
“General McClellan had very generously provided them with provisions for three days, and wagons to carry the sick and wounded; and so, footsore, weary, and chopfallen, they go over the hills.”
“I turned to Hawkins -- a chopfallen, cowering huddle of filth, standing upon two pearl-and-black legs -- and said:”
“The latter had shrunk up in his chair and was looking as chopfallen and guilty as a dog caught sucking eggs.”
“It was just as well that "Dora" Eweword had been too chopfallen to come in, for we found the place in what grandma termed "a uproar.”
“Tetlow, chopfallen but obdurate, got himself speedily out of sight.”
“Then seeing him chopfallen and aghast, she went on: ` ` Of course you don't know!”
“In that moment of cruel memory, of ghastly chopfallen vanity, it was all she could do not visibly to shrink from him.”
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but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
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