chipmunk

noun
chip·​munk | \ ˈchip-ˌməŋk How to pronounce chipmunk (audio) \

Definition of chipmunk

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

Examples of chipmunk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rockdale resident Antonio Joseph earned the distinction of best photo for the month of October with his close-up shot of a chipmunk taken at Hammel Woods in Shorewood. Michelle Mullins, chicagotribune.com, 10 Nov. 2021 At the time, there was a resident chipmunk in the same part of the yard. Cori Brown, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 Oct. 2021 Police said a bullet shot by the 8-year-old ricocheted after killing a chipmunk and hit the man in the head. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 Police said a bullet shot by the 8-year-old ricocheted after killing a chipmunk and hit the man in the head. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 The actors seem to know what page Frizzell’s on: Jones’ Ellie has the eagerness of a forest chipmunk, which is not so interesting, but there’s a streak of cruelty in her, too, which is. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 22 July 2021 Brad Zimerman, the 52-year-old St. Louis Kenpo karate instructor helming the account, spotted a chipmunk on his bird feeder about four years ago. Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Police said a bullet shot by the 8-year-old ricocheted after killing a chipmunk and hit the man in the head. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 Police said a bullet shot by the 8-year-old ricocheted after killing a chipmunk and hit the man in the head. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of chipmunk

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipmunk

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

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The first known use of chipmunk was in 1830

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21 Nov 2021

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“Chipmunk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chipmunk. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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chipmunk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chipmunk

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

chipmunk

noun
chip·​munk | \ ˈchip-ˌməŋk How to pronounce chipmunk (audio) \

Kids Definition of chipmunk

: a small striped animal related to the squirrel

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