WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
chop-chop  (chopchop),USA pronunciation adv. 
  1. with haste;
  • repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick, of uncertain origin, originally 1825–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

chop chop adv
  1. pidgin English for quickly
    See quickly
Etymology: 19th Century: from Chinese dialect; related to Cantonese kap kap

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