verb (used without object)
Origin of chipper2
Origin of chipper3
Related Words for chipperswarble, trill, chip, chirp, tweet, peep, twitter, tweedle, chirrup, sound, lilt, quaver, roll, pipe, call, sing, purl, chipper
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Historical Examples of chippers
The squeeze, Cooper, hissed Nelson in Chippers ear, as the little shortstop rose from the bench.The New Boys at Oakdale
It also chippers like a young Warbler or a Black-throated Green.
1834, "lively, nimble," American English, from northern British dialectal kipper "nimble, frisky," the origin of which is obscure.