from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of chippy.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of chippy.


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  • So far as I have observed, the robin and the bluebird win their mates by gentle and fond approaches; but certain of the sparrows, notably the little social sparrow or "chippie," appear to carry the case by storm.

    The Writings of John Burroughs — Volume 05: Pepacton

  • Sparrow, social or chipping, or "chippie" (SPIZELLA SOCIALIS).

    The Writings of John Burroughs — Volume 05: Pepacton

  • a "chippie" (called also "hair bird") suspended from a branch by a horse-hair, beneath a partly constructed nest.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • That is why we are giving the 'chippie' a visit first. "

    Comic Book Movie

  • I find both of these, however, lack the satisfying crunch that makes such a pleasing contrast to the soft, savoury starchiness within – or maybe I'm just nostalgic for the chippie.

    How to cook perfect fishcakes

  • The barkeep shift changed and the chippie disappeared into the laundry facilities.


  • The chippie barkeep wore short jean shorts and was all legs.


  • French Vocabulary un chouia (m) = a smidgen; le réveillon (m) = Christmas Eve Dinner; une chippie (f) = little devil; la belle-mère (f) = mother-in-law

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I didn't know about the candied oranges — which just goes to show how my mother-in-law is always holding back an ingredient (chippie that she is) just to throw us off.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I went out with a chippie like that in Charlestown.

    The Quiet Room by Doug Holder


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