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[chur-pee] /ˈtʃɜr pi/
adjective, chirpier, chirpiest.
chirping or tending to chirp:
chirpy birds.
cheerful; lively; gay.
Origin of chirpy
1830-40; chirp + -y1
Related forms
chirpily, adverb
chirpiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chirpy
  • Many proved similarly chirpy, scoring high on confidence, energy and happiness.
  • It means surrounding the main characters with lots of chirpy critters wherever they go.
  • They have posters and leaflets and brochures and chirpy enthusiasts who are paid to provide that missing willpower.
  • They are inclusive and informative, but a bit chirpy and somehow bloodless.
  • They pull up at the last minute, spread their tail feathers and produce a loud chirpy song.
British Dictionary definitions for chirpy


adjective chirpier, chirpiest
(informal) cheerful; lively
Derived Forms
chirpily, adverb
chirpiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chirpy

"cheerfully perky," 1825, from chirp + -y (2). The notion is perhaps of birds fluttering and chattering.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chirpy



A fall or dive that makes a loud splat (1836+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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