It also chippers like a young Warbler or a Black-throated Green.
The squeeze, Cooper, hissed Nelson in chippers ear, as the little shortstop rose from the bench.
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]