Pronunciation: (chop'ē), [key]
—adj., -pi•er, -pi•est.
1. (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
2. (of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable.
3. uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts: The book was a choppy first novel.
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