chippy

1 [chip-ee]

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; chipp(ing sparrow) + -y2; def. 1 apparently derivative of this sense, or from chip2

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chippy

2 [chip-ee]
noun, plural chippies.

Origin:
chip(munk) + -y2

chippy

3 [chip-ee]
adjective, chippier, chippiest.
1.
Ice Hockey. using or characterized by aggressive, rough play or commission of fouls: a chippy player; a chippy second period.
2.
Canadian. irritable; ill-tempered.

Origin:
1890–95, for def 2; chip1 (Compare chip on one's shoulder) + -y1

chippy

4 [chip-ee]
noun, plural chippies. British Informal.
1.
a carpenter.
2.
a store selling fish and chips.

Origin:
chip1 + -y2

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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)]
 
'chippiness2
 
n

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

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

chippy
"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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Example sentences
We have one customer with whom our relationship, though not vitriolic, is testy or chippy.
But a chippy rivalry has been ignited that could spill over into subsequent seasons.
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