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Sense: 1
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: chapman 'traveling seller of goods' (11-19 centuries), from Old English ceapman, from ceap ( CHEAP1) + man
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Language: Mexican Spanish
Origin: chappareras, from Spanish chaparro; CHAPARRAL

chap

noun
     
chap S3
1 [countable] especially British English a man, especially a man you know and like:
a decent sort of chap
2

chaps

[plural]DCDSH protective leather covers worn over your trousers when riding a horse

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