chippy

adjective
chip·​py | \ ˈchi-pē How to pronounce chippy (audio) \
chippier; chippiest

Definition of chippy

: aggressively belligerent a chippy hockey player also : marked by much fighting a chippy game

Examples of chippy in a Sentence

a chippy, defensive fellow whose alma mater was the school of hard knocks
Recent Examples on the Web The officiating left a lot to be desired during the rather chippy game. Mike Hart, USA TODAY, 8 May 2022 The Mercury actually played a clean game with four turnovers, but still were caught in a physical, chippy game with the Wings. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2022 The officiating left a lot to be desired during the rather chippy game. Mike Hart, USA TODAY, 8 May 2022 The officiating left a lot to be desired during the rather chippy game. Mike Hart, USA TODAY, 8 May 2022 The series became chippy early and advanced to bruising. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2022 The officiating left a lot to be desired during the rather chippy game. Mike Hart, USA TODAY, 8 May 2022 The officiating left a lot to be desired during the rather chippy game. Mike Hart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2022 In a chippy but competitive game, Matthew Ruck led the way with eight goals and Wethersfield walked away with a 16-8 victory over the Panthers. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chippy

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chippy

chip on one's shoulder

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Chippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chippy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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