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chipper

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noun chip·per \ˈchi-pər\

Definition of chipper

  1. :  one that chips <a wood chipper>

1513

First Known Use of chipper

1513


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chipper

adjective chip·per

Definition of chipper

  1. :  sprightly 1

Examples of chipper in a sentence

  1. My, you're looking chipper this morning.

  2. She greeted me in a chipper voice.

Origin and Etymology of chipper

perhaps alteration of English dialect kipper lively


First Known Use: 1822


CHIPPER Defined for English Language Learners

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chipper

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noun chip·per \ˈchi-pər\

Definition of chipper for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of equipment that is used to cut wood (such as tree branches) into small pieces


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chipper

adjective chip·per

Definition of chipper for English Language Learners

  • : cheerful and lively



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