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

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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 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, "Wide Open City/Part 1: The New Breed," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of chippie

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Chippie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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