—v.t. 1. to crack, roughen, and redden (the skin): The windy, cold weather chapped her lips. 2. to cause (the ground, wood, etc.) to split, crack, or open in clefts: The summer heat and drought chapped the riverbank.
—v.i. to become chapped.
—n. 1. a fissure or crack, esp. in the skin.
2. Scot.a knock; rap.
Pronunciation: (chap),[key] —n. 1. Informal.a fellow; man or boy.
2. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.a baby or young child.
3. Brit. Dial.a customer.