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chipper

2 [chip-er]
verb (used without object)
1.
to chirp or twitter.
2.
to chatter or babble.

Origin:
1705–15; chip2 + -er6

chipper

3 [chip-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that chips or cuts.
2.
a machine that grinds up logs, tree trunks, discarded Christmas trees, etc., into wood chips.
3.
Slang. a person who uses narcotic drugs only occasionally or in small doses.

Origin:
1505–15; chip1 + -er1

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chip (tʃɪp)
 
n
1.  a small piece removed by chopping, cutting, or breaking
2.  a mark left after a small piece has been chopped, cut, or broken off something
3.  (in some games) a counter used to represent money
4.  a thin strip of potato fried in deep fat
5.  (US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): crisp a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack
6.  a small piece or thin slice of food
7.  sport a shot, kick, etc, lofted into the air, esp over an obstacle or an opposing player's head, and travelling only a short distance
8.  electronics a tiny wafer of semiconductor material, such as silicon, processed to form a type of integrated circuit or component such as a transistor
9.  a thin strip of wood or straw used for making woven hats, baskets, etc
10.  (NZ) a container for soft fruit, made of thin sheets of wood; punnet
11.  informal (Brit) cheap as chips inexpensive; good value
12.  informal chip off the old block a person who resembles one of his or her parents in behaviour
13.  informal have a chip on one's shoulder to be aggressively sensitive about a particular thing or bear a grudge
14.  informal (Brit) have had one's chips to be defeated, condemned to die, killed, etc
15.  informal when the chips are down at a time of crisis or testing
 
vb , chips, chipping, chipped
16.  to break small pieces from or become broken off in small pieces: will the paint chip?
17.  (tr) to break or cut into small pieces: to chip ice
18.  (tr) to shape by chipping
19.  sport to strike or kick (a ball) in a high arc
 
[Old English cipp (n), cippian (vb), of obscure origin]
 
'chipper
 
n

chipper1 (ˈtʃɪpə)
 
adj
1.  cheerful; lively
2.  smartly dressed

chipper2 (ˈtʃɪpər)
 
n
informal (Irish), (Scot) a fish-and-chip shop

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chipper
1837, "lively, nimble," Amer.Eng., from northern British dial. kipper "nimble, frisky," origin obscure.
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Example sentences
All is chipper when you're slightly high and completely out of your mind with fever dreams.
If you have large amounts of woody clippings, rent a chipper or shredder to process them into small pieces.
As listless, pounding or archly chipper music plays, still photos of one wraith after another surface and fade.
It is one thing to say you feel chipper and self-confident.
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