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Idioms for chip

Origin of chip

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English noun chippe, chip “chip, shaving, splinter” (compare Old English cipp “plowshare, beam, i.e., piece cut off)”; compare Old Saxon kipp “stick,” Old Norse keppr “stick,” Old High German kipfa “wagon pole”; late Middle English verb chippen “to cut, cut up, trim, chop” (compare Old English -cippian in forcippian “to cut off)”; akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kippen “to chip (eggs), hatch”; perhaps all the Germanic forms derive from Latin cip(p)us “boundary stone, tombstone, stake, post, pillar“

OTHER WORDS FROM chip

chip·pa·ble, adjectiveun·chip·pa·ble, adjective

Definition for chip (2 of 3)

chip2
[ chip ]
/ tʃɪp /

verb (used without object), chipped, chip·ping.

to utter a short chirping or squeaking sound; cheep.

noun

a short chirping or squeaking cry.

Origin of chip

2
First recorded in 1880–85; variant of cheep

Definition for chip (3 of 3)

chip3
[ chip ]
/ tʃɪp /

noun Wrestling.

a tricky or special method by which an opponent can be thrown.

Origin of chip

3
First recorded in 1820–30; noun use of chip “to trip up”; cognate with German kippen “to tip over,” Old Norse kippa “to pull”
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British Dictionary definitions for chip

chip
/ (tʃɪp) /

noun

verb chips, chipping or chipped

Derived forms of chip

chipper, noun

Word Origin for chip

Old English cipp (n), cippian (vb), of obscure origin
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Scientific definitions for chip

chip
[ chĭp ]

See integrated circuit.
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Idioms and Phrases with chip

chip

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