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To irritate or vex someone. Boy, her comments really chap me—there's not an ounce to truth to them. Henry's betrayal still chaps me. I can't believe he's working with the enemy now.

old chap

Primarily heard in UK.
1. dated A friendly or affectionate term of address for a boy or man, regardless of age. Charlie! How are you, old chap? It's marvelous to see you. Oh, pardon me, old chap. I didn't mean to bump into you, I simply didn't see you there!
2. vulgar slang The penis. The man leaped out of the bushes and flashed his old chap as we walked by. It was simply horrible.
See also: chap, old
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


tv. to anger or annoy someone. (see also chapped.) That whole business really chapped me.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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