verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of chirp
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Historical Examples of chirper
This appears in the German name, Emmerling, and the word probably means the “chirper,” cf. the Ger.
Ah, she is prettier than ever I supposed, and chirper than the sparrow which builds every year a nest in my old apple-tree.The Old Stone House and Other Stories
Anna Katharine Green
Word Origin for chirp
n acronym for
mid-15c. (implied in chirping), echoic, or else a variant of Middle English chirken "to twitter" (late 14c.), from Old English cearcian "to creak, gnash." Related: Chirped. As a noun, attested from 1802.