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Etymology 1Edit

chop +‎ -er

NounEdit

chopper (plural choppers)

  1. A tool for chopping wood; an axe/ax.
  2. A knife for chopping food.
  3. A thick mitten, usually with yellow leather on the outside.
  4. (slang) The penis.
  5. (informal) A type of road motorcycle, especially as used by biker/bikie gangs.
  6. (slang) An AK-47 or similar assault rifle.
  7. (electronics) Any of various electronic switches used to interrupt one signal under the control of another.
  8. (Canada, US) The bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix.
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Etymology 2Edit

From the onomatopoeia for the "chop-chop" sound emitted by the main rotor blades of the Bell 47 'OH-13 Sioux' "Angel of Mercy" helicopter, encountered by troops during the Korean War

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chopper (plural choppers)

  1. (informal) A helicopter.
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VerbEdit

chopper (third-person singular simple present choppers, present participle choppering, simple past and past participle choppered)

  1. (informal) To travel or transport by helicopter.
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Onomatopoeic

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chopper

  1. (archaic, intransitive) to stumble

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