Chip pie


1 [chip-ee]
noun, plural chippies.
Also, chippie. Slang.
a promiscuous woman.
a prostitute.

1860–65, Americanism; chipp(ing sparrow) + -y2; def. 1 apparently derivative of this sense, or from chip2 Unabridged
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chippy1 (ˈtʃɪpɪ)
n , pl -pies
1.  informal (Brit) a fish-and-chip shop
2.  (Brit), (NZ) a slang word for carpenter
3.  (NZ) a potato crisp
[C19: from chip (n)]

chippy2 (ˈtʃɪpɪ)
adj , -pier, -piest
informal resentful or oversensitive about being perceived as inferior: a chippy miner's son
[C20: from chip (sense 12)]

chippy or chippie3 (ˈtʃɪpɪ)
n , pl -pies
chipmunk an informal name for chipping sparrow
chippie or chippie3

chippy or chippie4 (ˈtʃɪpɪ)
n , pl -pies
informal chiefly (US), (Canadian) a promiscuous woman
[C19: perhaps from chip (n)]
chippie or chippie4
[C19: perhaps from chip (n)]

chippy5 (ˈtʃɪpɪ)
adj , -pier, -piest
belligerent or touchy
[C19: from chip (n), sense probably developing from: as dry as a chip of wood, hence irritable, touchy]

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Word Origin & History

"promiscuous young woman; prostitute," 1880, U.S. slang, earlier (1864) short for chipping-bird "sparrow," perhaps ultimately a variant of cheep.
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