Noun. North American colloquial. Late 20th century.
[Perhaps jocularly from CHOP SUEY.]
Kung fu or a similar martial art, especially as depicted in violent action films. Frequently attributively.
I was spoilt for choice when looking for videos to illustrate chopsocky - unfortunately most of them contained too much stilted profanity and ketchup gore to be used on a family-friendly forum like Lexicolatry. Still, if you have two-minutes of your life that you don't plan on using productively, I give you the trailer to Night of Kickfighters, a film that is suitably representative of the genre with its sub-sub-standard acting, preposterous plot, and stage-fighting reminiscent of particularly talentless ten-years old boys play-fighting in their aunt's garden (and both secretly thinking that they're really getting a little bit old for this nonsense). Go on. Watch it. And tell me you didn't secretly enjoy it.
Are you a fan of chopsocky?
Have you, would you, could you sit through Night of the Kickfighters?
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