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A.Word.A.Day--chapfallen

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chapfallen or chopfallen (CHAP-faw-luhn, chop-) adjective

Dejected or dispirited.

[From chap or chop (jaw) + fallen.]

See more usage examples of chapfallen in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Jon Bon Jovi, the New Jersey rock 'n' roller, says he's chapfallen and desolate over rumors that his band is about to break up." Chris Reidy; Bon Jovi's Funk; Boston Globe; Aug 7, 1990.

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