chipper

2
[ chip-er ]
/ ˈtʃɪp ər /

verb (used without object)

to chirp or twitter.
to chatter or babble.

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Origin of chipper

2
First recorded in 1705–15; chip2 + -er6
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Example sentences from the Web for chippered

  • "There was nothing that chippered you up so, as being real driving busy," Mrs. Jeffords said.

    The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • He looked more and more like a well-to-do old English sparrow, and chippered faster and faster.

  • There, still more bats bung and chippered in protest as the intruders passed.

    Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for chippered (1 of 2)

chipper1
/ (ˈtʃɪpə) /

adjective informal

cheerful; lively
smartly dressed

British Dictionary definitions for chippered (2 of 2)

chipper2
/ (ˈtʃɪpər) /

noun

Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop
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