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.

  • adjective Abounding in, or resembling, chips; dry and tasteless.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small American sparrow (Spizella socialis), very common near dwelling; -- also called chipping bird and chipping sparrow, from its simple note.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK A fish-and-chip shop.
  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang A carpenter.
  • noun Australia, slang The youngest member of a team or group, normally someone whose voice has not yet deepened, talking like a chipmunk.
  • noun New Zealand A potato chip.
  • noun US, slang A prostitute or promiscuous woman.
  • noun demoscene, informal A chiptune.
  • noun US A chipping sparrow.
  • adjective Canada, UK Ill-tempered, disagreeable.
  • adjective Canada, sports Involving violence or unfair play.
  • adjective of wood Tending to form chips when cut, rather than larger, more usable pieces of wood.


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

[From chip.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From chip +‎ -y.


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