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chopper (n.)

1550s, "one who chops," agent noun from chop (v.1). Meaning "meat cleaver" is by 1818. Meaning "helicopter" is from 1951, Korean War military slang (compare egg-beater); as a type of stripped-down motorcycle (originally preferred by Hells Angels) from 1965.

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Definitions of chopper from WordNet

chopper (n.)
informal terms for a human `tooth';
Synonyms: pearly
chopper (n.)
an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades;
Synonyms: helicopter / whirlybird / eggbeater
chopper (n.)
a butcher's knife having a large square blade;
Synonyms: cleaver / meat cleaver
chopper (n.)
a grounder that bounces high in the air;
Synonyms: chop
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