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
- adj. Lively; cheerful; talkative.
- intransitive v. To chirp or chirrup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chip; chirp; chirrup.
- Active; cheerful; lively; brisk; pert.
- To make ‘chipper’; cheer up.
- n. One who or that which chips or cuts.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
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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