I've heard the expression "He is a happy Chappie" used whenever someone has had some luck or "Who is that chap over there?"
I have always understood it as another way of saying 'Man' but recently the word 'Chap' seems to be creeping into use all over the place, what is going on ?
Hi Chap, Thanks Chap or Can you do so and so Chap !
To me it sounds/reads so strange in most of the cases where it is being used.
Has it been used on TV or by someone famous and picked up by us normal folk or is it supposed to sound as a friendly or familiar term?