Definition of chappie in US English:

chappie

noun

British
informal
  • another term for chap
    • ‘Two unhappy chappies who lost out to female candidates at the last election obtained a finding under employment laws that all-women lists were illegal.’
    • ‘Well, two of my local councillors showed up - both dapper chappies, a younger bloke with a furrowed brow and an older gentleman with the finest quiff I have ever seen on a man over 60.’
    • ‘Yes, the cheeky chappie's behaviour is disgraceful, isn't it?’
    • ‘Ahead was a vertiginous climb the likes of which should be reserved for Chris Bonnington or one of those Everest chappies with their oxygen tanks.’
    • ‘Okay, you all must have seen the Guardian story on Evan Williams, the chappie who runs this great service for free, by now.’
    • ‘Seems he's an elusive chappie, and a whole line of research would be needed to find him out entirely.’
    • ‘There was rumour that the cheeky chappie was going to come on down and open it at the official ceremony, but I don't think that ever happened.’
    • ‘More World Cup related nonsense, this time from those cheery chappies at Strathclyde fire brigade who warn of the increased danger of fire in the home during the month-long football fest.’
    • ‘What is it with these accountancy chappies these days?’
    • ‘If there's a positive thing to come out of the saga, it's the forebearance and forgiveness our political leaders have shown towards the shortcomings of the spy chappies.’
    • ‘I had a beer or two with old Norm and some of the other chappies there.’
    • ‘Ian Fairhurst was a happier chappie this week as City have won two consecutive games throwing them a lifeline in the fight against relegation.’
    • ‘Love him or hate him, you've got to admit that the cheeky chappie knows to write a cracking pop song.’
    • ‘I confess that I am on friendly terms with about eight owners, and half of them are press chappies who ended up with a leg of a horse each as a result of a drunken outing to Aintree, York or wherever.’
    • ‘If I were one of those writer chappies I would know the right words.’
    • ‘After a while I noticed that my leg was being pressured by the knee of a cheeky-looking chappie who was sitting by the door.’
    • ‘My Eastbourne Leak tells me a strange tale of a cheeky chappie among local divers who seems to be using conservation as a cover for a more dubious plan.’
    • ‘Now, call up the chappies and let's do dinner tomorrow night at the Ivy.’
    • ‘Our deeply religious chappies did not however give the little boy who was sweeping the railway compartment a single coin.’
    • ‘They are the proverbial cheeky London chappies, as cocky as two geezers barely out of their teens are entitled to be when blessed with an obvious talent.’

Pronunciation

chappie

/ˈtʃæpi//ˈCHapē/