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chipmunk

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noun chip·munk \ˈchip-ˌməŋk\

Simple Definition of chipmunk

  • : a small North American animal that is related to the squirrel

Full Definition of chipmunk

  1. :  any of a genus (Tamias) of small striped North American and Asian rodents of the squirrel family

Origin of chipmunk

alteration of earlier chitmunk, probably from Ojibwa ačitamo·nʔ red squirrel


First Known Use: 1832

Rhymes with chipmunk


CHIPMUNK Defined for Kids

chipmunk

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noun chip·munk \ˈchip-ˌməŋk\

Definition of chipmunk

  1. :  a small striped animal related to the squirrel





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