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- n. Alternative spelling of chapess.
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It does seem a little like saying to people "You're a nice middle class chap/chappess who went to a good uni and got a 2: 1, you can enter the profession, you over there, poor person, you went to a former polytechnic and got a 2: 2. move along there before I call the police".
I figure that as soon as I say anything about this chap or chappess you'll know who I mean.