"There was nothing that chippered you up so, as being real driving busy," Mrs. Jeffords said.
He looked more and more like a well-to-do old English sparrow, and chippered faster and faster.
There, still more bats bung and chippered in protest as the intruders passed.
1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.
An occasional, nonaddicted user of narcotics; joy-popper: Amy, who is only a ''chipper,'' wanted to meet somebody
[1960s+ Narcotics; fr chip, ''small quantity, bit'']
Energetic and jaunty; lively; perky
[1830s+; fr British dialect kipper]