from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that chips or cuts: a wood chipper.
- intransitive v. To chirp or twitter, as a bird.
- intransitive v. To babble.
- adj. In lively spirits; cheerful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a lively optimism, high spirits, cheerfulness
- n. (slang) A fish and chips shop, or more generally a cheap fast food outlet, typically selling chips and other deep-fried foods.
- n. A deep frier.
- n. A machine that reduces organic matter to compost; depending on size, whole tree trunks are reduced to sawdust; a woodchipper.
- n. (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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To chirp or chirrup.
- adj. Lively; cheerful; talkative.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)