Meaning of “chopstick” in the English Dictionary

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"chopstick" in English

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chopsticknoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈtʃɒp.stɪk/ us /ˈtʃɑːp.stɪk/

Examples from literature

  • Each evening, daintily manipulating ivory chopsticks, he ate his supper of rice out of a dragon-bordered bowl. 
  • On the table are four covered bowls, two very small dishes containing pickles and soy, and a little paper bag in which is a pair of chopsticks. 
  • To handle our food we had forks and chopsticks, and each guest had a small saucer of soy, or vinegar, at his right hand. 
  • We ate with chopsticks. 

(Definition of “chopstick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chopstick" in American English

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chopsticknoun [ C usually pl ]

us /ˈtʃɑpˌstɪk/

either of a pair of thin, narrow sticks used for eating food

(Definition of “chopstick” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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