choppy choppy  /ˈtʃɑ pi/


  1. (adj) marked by abrupt transitions
  2. (adj) rough with small waves


  1. Heading out into the estuary of the Derwent River can be hair-raising when the Southern Ocean is choppy, but it's bearable on a large, luxury, high-speed catamaran.
  2. Guan spoke faster, his choppy, Chinese-inflected English making him hard to understand.
  3. That day when I first met him, Dani greeted me in choppy English that he'd learned largely from watching Hollywood movies on TV with his dad.


  1. Gold gains in choppy trading, awaits cue from Federal Reserve - Gold prices rose in choppy trading on Friday after investors viewed the commodity as oversold after uncertainty over whether or not the Federal Reserve will scale back monetary
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Choppy Action in Downward Trend

    Technician Mark Newton sees the choppy actions of stocks in this short term downward trend, but stocks may lift heading into July.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. News Summary: US stocks end a choppy day with loss

    News Summary: US stocks end a choppy day with loss Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:34 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Renewed concerns that central banks will ease off their support for the global economy hit the U.S. stock market Tuesday, wiping out its gain for the month ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source:


  1. "Choppy waters lie ahead, but Asia will maintain its secular long-term growth," Chairman S. Dhanabalan said in a statement. "Our focus on Asia continues."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: S Dhanabalan Source: Reuters

  2. "We are in turbulent times, volatile and uncertain. But we continue to steer a steady course through choppy waters. Two years ago we set out to restore our ability to compete more effectively with our rivals in the sector," Hayward said.
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Tony Hayward Source: CNN International

  3. "It was fouling. You give a team free throws, and all of a sudden it stops momentum, and the game becomes choppy. They sneak back into the game. That's what happens," Kobe Bryant said. "They continued to chop at it by the amount of free...
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Kobe Bryant Source: Los Angeles Times

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