American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that chips or cuts: a wood chipper.
- v. To chirp or twitter, as a bird.
- v. To babble.
- adj. In lively spirits; cheerful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which chips or cuts.
- To chip; chirp; chirrup.
- Active; cheerful; lively; brisk; pert.
- n. A large marble used by boys in Scotland to chip at and scatter a row of marbles while standing at a certain distance. Also called a plunker.
- n. Twitter; chatter.
- To make ‘chipper’; cheer up.
- adj. Pertaining to a lively optimism, high spirits, cheerfulness
- n. UK, Ireland (slang) A fish and chips shop, or more generally a cheap fast food outlet, typically selling chips and other deep-fried foods.
- n. slang A deep frier.
- n. US A machine that reduces organic matter to compost; depending on size, whole tree trunks are reduced to sawdust; a woodchipper.
- n. US (smoking) An occasional tobacco user, or more generally drug user.
- n. A machine that chips potatoes ready to be fried and made into chips.
- n. Someone who chips (e.g. wood)
- n. A sportsman who chips the ball.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. To chirp or chirrup.
- adj. United States Lively; cheerful; talkative.
- adj. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
- Frequentative of chip2.Possibly alteration of British dialectal kipper, lively. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Though certainly not the only chipping-away tools - some would hold that Honest Abe was the chief "chipper" - the rush to certify a non-complier / qualifier as commander in chief may turn out to be the most damaging yet.”
“First Impression: Dottie is described as a chipper and talkative older woman who’s sort of round, very sweet, and not really hip.”
“But the overall mood of the show is, by far, less chipper, which is a compliment, not a complaint.”
“But he sounds chipper, which is a good sign .... by Eric Earling, 02: 47 PM, 18 Comments”
“I spoke to him this morning, and he said he feels "chipper," although he had a central line put in last night, and that's been bleeding fairly steadily.”
“But these two, who I respect a lot, had the impression of me as always cheerful, "chipper" if you will.”
“Wimsey may have only played at being the kind of chipper-but-clueless fop that Bertie actually was, but ultimately the codes of the Woosters and the Wimseys are one in the same.”
“A piece of paper is placed at the bottom of the diagram and blown over the diagram toward the top; or a small piece of glass or china called a "chipper" is used, the latter being nicked or snapped with the fingers.”
“He continues to play until his "chipper" lands on a line.”
“Where the "chipper" stops, draw a mark to represent a small round "o.”
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