- to chirp or twitter.
- to chatter or babble.
Origin of chipper2
Origin of chipper3
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Examples from the Web for chippers
The squeeze, Cooper, hissed Nelson in Chippers ear, as the little shortstop rose from the bench.The New Boys at Oakdale
It also chippers like a young Warbler or a Black-throated Green.
- cheerful; lively
- smartly dressed
- Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop
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Word Origin and History for chippers
1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.
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