2. Noun. (American English) distinct astringent taste of some red wines, especially those containing high levels of tannins ¹
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Definition of Chappy
1. cracked [adj CHAPPIER, CHAPPIEST]
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Literary usage of Chappy
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1. Darkness and Daylight: Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life by Helen Campbell (1896)
"... to the Roughs — Jerry's Death — Affecting Scenes — Old Joe chappy — The Hadley Brothers — A Mother's Last Words — A Refuge for the Wicked and Depraved. ..."
2. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the New Series of the Law by Cecil Clare Marston Dale (1881)
"... chappy Nederland v. The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (HL), Law Rep. 6 App. Cas. 876. (3) Lightt. 11.—It is the duty of those on ..."
3. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1902)
"Tomorrow is Christmas, Dave, and I would like you to bring chappy to our ... chappy beat a fierce tattoo on the slippery asphalt with his dilapidated tail. ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"Answering saucily, impudent: as " He's a chappy young beggar ; " or, to a barking dog, "You're so chappy, ..."
5. A Glossary of Words Used in South-west Lincolnshire: (Wapentake of Graffoe). by Robert Eden George Cole (1886)
"chappy, adj.—Answering saucily, impudent : as " He's a chappy young beggar ; " or, to a barking dog, " You're so chappy, ..."
6. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"A chubby, lusty, plump, fat, sc. child ; (perhaps chappy or choppy, having large chops or chaps.) CHORD, t'. s. A musical instrument, the strings of which ..."