adjective, chirp·i·er, chirp·i·est.

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

Origin of chirpy

First recorded in 1830–40; chirp + -y1
Related formschirp·i·ly, adverbchirp·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chirpy

Contemporary Examples of chirpy

  • It has not been in a mood to celebrate—at least not in such obvious and chirpy ways.

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    September 23, 2011

Historical Examples of chirpy

British Dictionary definitions for chirpy


adjective chirpier or chirpiest

informal cheerful; lively
Derived Formschirpily, adverbchirpiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for chirpy

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

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