Definition of chopstick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɒpstɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːpstɪk//
[usually plural] At the dining table
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either of a pair of thin sticks that are used for eating with, especially in some Asian countries See related entries: At the dining table Word Originlate 17th cent.: pidgin English, from chop ‘quick’ + the noun stick, translating Chinese dialect kuaìzi, literally ‘nimble ones’. Compare with chop-chop.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chopstick