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chipper

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

chipper (comparative more chipper, superlative most chipper)

  1. Exhibiting a lively optimism; in high spirits, cheerful.
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NounEdit

chipper (plural chippers)

  1. (UK, Ireland, slang) A fish and chips shop, or more generally a cheap fast food outlet, typically selling chips and other deep-fried foods.
  2. (slang) A deep frier.
  3. (US) A machine that reduces organic matter to compost; depending on size, whole tree trunks are reduced to sawdust; a woodchipper.
  4. (US) (smoking) An occasional tobacco user, or more generally drug user.
  5. A machine that chips potatoes ready to be fried and made into chips.
  6. Someone who chips (e.g. wood)
  7. A sportsman who chips the ball.
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Etymology 2Edit

Compare cheep, chirp.

VerbEdit

chipper (third-person singular simple present chippers, present participle chippering, simple past and past participle chippered)

  1. (UK, dialect) To chirp or chirrup.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Forby to this entry?)