- to chirp or twitter.
- to chatter or babble.
Origin of chipper2
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Examples from the Web for chippered
There, still more bats bung and chippered in protest as the intruders passed.Darkness and Dawn
George Allan England
He looked more and more like a well-to-do old English sparrow, and chippered faster and faster.Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches
Sarah Orne Jewett
"There was nothing that chippered you up so, as being real driving busy," Mrs. Jeffords said.The Other Girls
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
- cheerful; lively
- smartly dressed
- Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop
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Word Origin and History for chippered
1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.
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