from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of chopstick. This word most often occurs in the plural.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a pair of slender sticks made of wood, ivory, plastic, etc., used chiefly by the Chinese and Japanese to lift food into the mouth while dining; -- also commonly used around the world by persons of Oriental heritage or in restaurants serving oriental food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Small sticks of wood or ivory resembling lead pencils, but generally longer and slightly tapering, used by the Chinese, Japanese, and Coreans in eating, instead of knives and forks.
  • singular In deep-sea fishing-tackle, a cross-stick, fastened to the line above the sinker, from which the short lines bearing the hooks are hung.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Liam - who branded fashion models "chopsticks" - always used touring with his band as an opportunity to indulge in his love of shopping - unlike his guitarist brother Noel, who recently quit the group.

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  • My chopsticks were the best, silver too, each pair connected by a little chain, so they could never be separated, never lost.

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  • And so now the "chopsticks" are in their hands and I am getting some much needed food and rest in those areas.... and allowing me to spend more time in other needful areas.

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