verb (used with object), chipped, chip·ping.
verb (used without object), chipped, chip·ping.
- to contribute money or assistance; participate.
- Games. to bet a chip or chips, as in poker.
- to interrupt a conversation to say something; butt in: We all chipped in with our suggestions for the reunion.
Origin of chip1
Related formschip·pa·ble, adjectiveun·chip·pa·ble, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for chip in (1 of 2)
verb (adverb) informal
British Dictionary definitions for chip in (2 of 2)
verb chips, chipping or chipped
Derived Formschipper, noun
Word Origin for chip
Science definitions for chip in
Idioms and Phrases with chip in (1 of 2)
Contribute money, help, or advice, as in If we all chip in we'll have enough to buy a suitable gift, or Everyone chipped in with ideas for the baby shower. Mark Twain used this term in Roughing It (1872): “I'll be there and chip in and help, too.” [Mid-1800s]
In poker and other games, to put up chips or money as one's bet. For example, I'll chip in another hundred but that's my limit or, as Bret Harte put it in Gabriel Conroy (1876): “You've jest cut up thet rough with my higher emotions, there ain't enough left to chip in on a ten-cent ante.” [Mid-1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with chip in (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with chip
- chip and dip
- chip in
- chip off the old block
- chip on one's shoulder
- cash in (one's chips)
- in the money (chips)
- let the chips fall where they may
- when the chips are down