choppy [chop-ee] Word Origin adjective, chop·pi·er, chop·pi·est.
- (of the sea, a lake, etc.) forming short, irregular, broken waves.
- (of the wind) shifting or changing suddenly or irregularly; variable.
- uneven in style or quality or characterized by poorly related parts: The book was a choppy first novel.
- (of the sea, weather, etc) fairly rough
Derived Formschoppily, adverbchoppiness, noun Word Origin and History for choppiness choppy adj.