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Chap is to walk with female (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stephen

Here is my best explanation:

'chap' is the definition.

(stephen is a male name)

'walk with female' is the subsidiary indication.

'walk' becomes 'step' (I've seen this before**).

'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'female' becomes 'hen' (hen is a kind of female).

'step'+'hen'='stephen'

'is to' is the link.

(Other definitions for stephen that I've seen before include "-- Hawking (A Brief History of Time)", "-- Hawking, English physicist", "Boy", "First Christian martyr", "Male", "He's commemorated on December 26th", "Old king", "Man", "-- King, US horror writer" and "Author of The Shining".)

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