1

chipper

noun chip·per \ ˈchi-pər \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of chipper

: one that chips
  • a wood chipper

Recent Examples of chipper from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chipper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of chipper

1513


Examples of chipper in a Sentence

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

  2. She greeted me in a chipper voice.

Recent Examples of chipper from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'chipper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of chipper

perhaps alteration of English dialect kipper lively


CHIPPER Defined for English Language Learners

chipper

Definition of chipper for English Language Learners

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


chipper

Definition of chipper for English Language Learners

  • : cheerful and lively



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chipper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to lower or disgrace the reputation of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks Quiz

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!