chippy

1
[ chip-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪp i /

noun, plural chip·pies.

Also chip·pie. Slang.
  1. a promiscuous woman.
  2. a prostitute.

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Origin of chippy

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1860–65, Americanism; chipp(ing sparrow) + -y2; def. 1 apparently derivative of this sense, or from chip2

Definition for chippy (2 of 4)

chippy2
[ chip-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪp i /

noun, plural chip·pies.

Origin of chippy

2

Definition for chippy (3 of 4)

chippy3
[ chip-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪp i /

adjective, chip·pi·er, chip·pi·est.

Ice Hockey. using or characterized by aggressive, rough play or commission of fouls: a chippy player; a chippy second period.
Canadian. irritable; ill-tempered.

Origin of chippy

3
1890–95, for def 2; chip1 (Compare chip on one's shoulder) + -y1

Definition for chippy (4 of 4)

chippy4
[ chip-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɪp i /

noun, plural chip·pies. British Informal.

a carpenter.
a store selling fish and chips.

Origin of chippy

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British Dictionary definitions for chippy (1 of 5)

chippy1
/ (ˈtʃɪpɪ) /

noun plural -pies

British informal a fish-and-chip shop
British and NZ a slang word for carpenter
NZ a potato crisp

Word Origin for chippy

C19: from chip (n)

British Dictionary definitions for chippy (2 of 5)

chippy2
/ (ˈtʃɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

informal resentful or oversensitive about being perceived as inferiora chippy miner's son

Derived forms of chippy

chippiness, noun

Word Origin for chippy

C20: from chip (sense 12)

British Dictionary definitions for chippy (3 of 5)

chippy3

chippie

/ (ˈtʃɪpɪ) /

noun plural -pies

an informal name for chipmunk, chipping sparrow

British Dictionary definitions for chippy (4 of 5)

chippy4

chippie

/ (ˈtʃɪpɪ) /

noun plural -pies

informal, mainly US and Canadian a promiscuous woman

Word Origin for chippy

C19: perhaps from chip (n)

British Dictionary definitions for chippy (5 of 5)

chippy5
/ (ˈtʃɪpɪ) /

adjective -pier or -piest

belligerent or touchy

Word Origin for chippy

C19: from chip (n), sense probably developing from: as dry as a chip of wood, hence irritable, touchy
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