chapfallen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj chapfallen brought low in spirit "left us fatigued and deflated spiritually"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chapfallen Having the lower chap or jaw drooping, -- an indication of humiliation and dejection; crestfallen; discouraged. See Chopfallen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chapfallen Having the lower chap or jaw depressed; hence, dejected; dispirited; silenced; chagrined.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chapfallen a variant of Chop-fallen (q.v.)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Northern Eng. and Scot. chafts—Scand., as Ice. kjaptr, the jaw.

Usage

In literature:

The three sprang apart and stared at me quite chapfallen.
"Black Bartlemy's Treasure" by Jeffrey Farnol
Mr Bloom, chapfallen, drew behind a few paces so as not to overhear.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Chapfallen Dietrich bowed to his sweet mistress.
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
Ralph was chapfallen a laal bit, but not ower much.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
They joined our party later in the day, rendering a chapfallen account of their detached service.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
During the whole course of my Life I had never seen a man at first so chapfallen; and then so furiously indignant.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
For so chapfallen was I that I wished nothing better than that he should do his worst with me.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
Within two minutes he returned, chapfallen and frowning.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Hugh sat down chapfallen.
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
But he could make no resistance, and stood chapfallen while Brian talked with Nuala.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
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