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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of chap.
  • adj. dry and flaky due to excessive evaporation of water from its surface

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure


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  • It doesn’t specifically list magic as an ingredient, but it must be in there because it immediately solved all of my problems, namely chapped skin, cuts, and general tenderness.

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  • At each repetition one in like manner steps aside, and the one who survives the ordeal until all the rest have been "chapped" or "titted" out is declared "it" or "takkie," and the game proceeds forthwith.

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  • In the winter her hands would be "chapped," and she would have a cough.

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  • Wang said that his confidence has not been affected by his struggles, but Girardi said that he is clearly "chapped" by the experience.


  • 'Tis the season for chapped lips and cheeks, so throw a tub of CHAPSTUFF by Mayron's Goods into every stocking, every Hanukkah gift and into your own purse.

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  • Janice and the Other Girls were passed out on my white shag carpet, their mouths open like drunks, chapped at the corners.

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  • That always chapped my ass, but like a good soldier, I did my job, shut my mouth, and snapped off a “Yes, sir.”

    Mercy Kill

  • Fishing her washcloth out of the sink, Tater's momma licked her chapped lips.

    Camp Hope

  • The thought of chapped hands and chilblains was almost terrifying, and his heart sank at sight of the double storm-windows, which he knew were solidly fastened and unraisable, while the small ventilating panes, the size of ladies 'handkerchiefs, smote him with sensations of suffocation.


  • They protect your hands from being chapped by the wind or getting cold, they also keep the backs of your hands from getting sunburned.

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