chirpy

[chur-pee]

adjective, chirp·i·er, chirp·i·est.

chirping or tending to chirp: chirpy birds.
cheerful; lively; spirited.

Nearby words

  1. chiropractor,
  2. chiropter,
  3. chiropteran,
  4. chirospasm,
  5. chirp,
  6. chirr,
  7. chirren,
  8. chirrup,
  9. chirrupy,
  10. chiru

Origin of chirpy

First recorded in 1830–40; chirp + -y1

Related formschirp·i·ly, adverbchirp·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chirpy

chirpy

adjective chirpier or chirpiest

informal cheerful; lively
Derived Formschirpily, adverbchirpiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for chirpy

chirpy

adj.

"cheerfully perky," 1825, from chirp + -y (2). The notion is perhaps of birds fluttering and chattering.

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