chippie

noun

chip·​pie ˈchi-pē How to pronounce chippie (audio)
variants or less commonly chippy
plural chippies

Examples of chippie in a Sentence

detectives wanted to talk to the chippies who were regulars at the bar—to learn if they had seen anything
Recent Examples on the Web LeVert rushed a late-clock chippie. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2022 Soon after her mom died, her dad remarried a much younger chippie. Absurdity, Vulture, 2 Dec. 2022 Perhaps all those men who wrote the books and plays about the hooker with a heart of gold, or the chippie who fell in love with a nice American serviceman and was saved, were really writing about their own need to subdue women. Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, 8 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chippie was in 1886

Dictionary Entries Near chippie

Cite this Entry

“Chippie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chippie. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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