from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A chipping sparrow.
- noun Slang A woman prostitute.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A familiar name of the chip-bird.
- Abounding in chips; produced by chips.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A small American sparrow (
Spizella socialis), very common near dwelling; -- also called chipping birdand chipping sparrow, from its simple note.
- adjective Abounding in, or resembling, chips; dry and tasteless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun UK A
- noun UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang A
- noun Australia, slang The youngest member of a team or group, normally someone whose voice has not yet deepened, talking like a
- noun New Zealand A potato chip.
- noun US, slang A
- noun demoscene, informal A
- noun US A
- adjective Canada, UK
- adjective Canada, sports Involving violence or unfair play.
- adjective of wood Tending to form
chipswhen cut, rather than larger, more usable pieces of wood.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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USATODAY. com - Nets emerge victorious in chippy opener
"My friend, sir," the second man went on, "is vat you call chippy because you come plomp into his bed of cabbage, very fine vegetable, vich remind him of his youthful days in ze ever-to-beloved Homeland."
Unusually high temperatures and humidity the past week have some folks -- including some players saying the ice was "chippy" -- concerned.
Where is the nest of song-sparrow, or Maryland yellow-throat, or yellow warbler, or chippy, that is safe from the curse of the cow-bird's blighting visit?
Mr. Tuck used "chippy," Mr. Kiwanuka "dirty, dirty," and right tackle Kareem McKenzie said it just plain got under his skin.
In an increasingly tetchy conference call with reporters, Steiner denied that he was sounding "chippy" about the negative coverage from the press and the City in the run-up to the float.
If one of them sees some "chippy" play brewing, Foster tells Workman and Malloy to yell out, "Scott, I got this matchup right here!"
And I'm shocked to find that another English-er-person is so "chippy" about her nation.
A short "chippy" ending, even though emphatic, is to be avoided.
A "chippy" ending is common in bad construing from Virgil.