Definition of choppy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɒpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːpi//
    (choppier, choppiest)
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  1. 1(of the sea, etc.) with a lot of small waves; not calm choppy waters
  2. 2(North American English, disapproving) (of a style of writing) containing a lot of short sentences and changing topics too often
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘full of chaps or clefts’): from chop + -y.Extra examples The sea was starting to get a bit choppy. The choppy waters caused some of the boats to capsize. The sea can be very choppy, especially at high tide.
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