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chipper

noun chip·per \ ˈchi-pər \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of chipper

: one that chips
  • a wood chipper

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First Known Use of chipper

1513

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Examples of chipper in a Sentence

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

  2. She greeted me in a chipper voice.

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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



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