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chirpy

[chur-pee]
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adjective, chirp·i·er, chirp·i·est.
  1. chirping or tending to chirp: chirpy birds.
  2. cheerful; lively; spirited.

Origin of chirpy

First recorded in 1830–40; chirp + -y1
Related formschirp·i·ly, adverbchirp·i·ness, noun
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chirpy

adjective chirpier or chirpiest
  1. informal cheerful; lively
Derived Formschirpily, adverbchirpiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chirpy

adj.

"cheerfully perky," 1825, from chirp + -y (2). The notion is perhaps of birds fluttering and chattering.

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