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Chopsticks

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese Pidgin English chop (quick) (compare chop-chop) + stick. The first element is a calque of Chinese 筷子 (kuàizi, “chopstick”), derived from (kuài, “quick”).

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NounEdit

chopstick (plural chopsticks)

  1. A particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand. The utensil is a stick, usually made of wood and measuring approximately 23cm (10 inches) in length.
  2. (ethnic slur) An Asian person.

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VerbEdit

chopstick (third-person singular simple present chopsticks, present participle chopsticking, simple past and past participle chopsticked)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To pick up (food) using chopsticks.

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