chipper

1
[ chip-er ]
/ ˈtʃɪp ər /
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adjective

marked by or being in sprightly good humor and health.

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Origin of chipper

1
First recorded in 1830–40; of uncertain origin

Definition for chipper (2 of 3)

chipper2
[ chip-er ]
/ ˈtʃɪp ər /

verb (used without object)

to chirp or twitter.
to chatter or babble.

Origin of chipper

2
First recorded in 1705–15; chip2 + -er6

Definition for chipper (3 of 3)

chipper3
[ chip-er ]
/ ˈtʃɪp ər /

noun

a person or thing that chips or cuts.
a machine that grinds up logs, tree trunks, discarded Christmas trees, etc., into wood chips.
Slang. a person who uses narcotic drugs only occasionally or in small doses.

Origin of chipper

3
First recorded in 1505–15; chip1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chipper (1 of 2)

chipper1
/ (ˈtʃɪpə) /

adjective informal

cheerful; lively
smartly dressed

British Dictionary definitions for chipper (2 of 2)

chipper2
/ (ˈtʃɪpər) /

noun

Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop
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