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chipper1

[chip-er] /ˈtʃɪp ər/
adjective
1.
marked by or being in sprightly good humor and health.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; of uncertain origin
Synonyms
jaunty, peppy, pert.
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British Dictionary definitions for most chipper

chipper1

/ˈtʃɪpə/
adjective (informal)
1.
cheerful; lively
2.
smartly dressed

chipper2

/ˈtʃɪpər/
noun
1.
(Irish & Scot, informal) a fish-and-chip shop
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Word Origin and History for most chipper

chipper

adj.

1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.

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Slang definitions & phrases for most chipper

chipper 1

noun

An occasional, nonaddicted user of narcotics; joy-popper: Amy, who is only a ''chipper,'' wanted to meet somebody

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr chip, ''small quantity, bit'']


chipper 2

adjective

Energetic and jaunty; lively; perky

[1830s+; fr British dialect kipper]


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