- marked by or being in sprightly good humor and health.
Origin of chipper1
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- to chirp or twitter.
- to chatter or babble.
Origin of chipper2
Origin of chipper3
Examples from the Web for chipper
So we decided to go right to the source, sitting down with the chipper 24-year-old actor to address the various reports.Daniel Radcliffe Says No More ‘Harry Potter.’ (He’s Not Engaged, Either.)
May 16, 2014
Finally, after a couple of thwarted attempts, a chipper male voice announced that you had arrived.We're All Still Secretly Using Our 1990s AOL Screen Names. Why?
January 23, 2014
But once we get up to speed, we climb upon a chipper wind and flourishingly soar.Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study
August 16, 2013
Gone was Hathaway the survivor; back was the chipper aggravator.The Cult of Hathahaters: Will It Hurt Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Chances?
January 20, 2013
I started with email, where I had often signed off with a chipper “thanks!”Why Being a Jerk at Work Pays
October 20, 2011
He's feeling so chipper that, if it wasn't that I swore he shouldn't, he'd have got out of bed by this time.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
Chipper managed to get it and wing it across to Crane for a clean put-out.
A remark which inflamed Cooper, in spite of Chipper's pretense that he did not hear it.
You'll find old Jim spry an' chipper, awaitin' you with a smile on his face.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Instead of being glum and pessimistic and foreboding, he was chipper and enthusiastic.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
- cheerful; lively
- smartly dressed
- Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop
Word Origin and History for chipper
1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.