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chipper

  
[1]  
      adj  
Informal  
1    cheerful; lively  
2    smartly dressed  
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chipper   [2]  
      n     (Irish and Scot)  
informal   a fish-and-chip shop  

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chip  
      n  
1    a small piece removed by chopping, cutting, or breaking  
2    a mark left after a small piece has been chopped, cut, or broken off something  
3    (in some games) a counter used to represent money  
4    a thin strip of potato fried in deep fat  
5       the U.S., Canadian, and Austral. name for       crisp       10  
6    a small piece or thin slice of food  
7      (Sport)   a shot, kick, etc., lofted into the air, esp. over an obstacle or an opposing player's head, and travelling only a short distance  
8      (Electronics)   a tiny wafer of semiconductor material, such as silicon, processed to form a type of integrated circuit or component such as a transistor  
9    a thin strip of wood or straw used for making woven hats, baskets, etc.  
10      (N.Z.)   a container for soft fruit, made of thin sheets of wood; punnet  
11    chip off the old block  
Informal   a person who resembles one of his or her parents in behaviour  
12    have a chip on one's shoulder  
Informal   to be aggressively sensitive about a particular thing or bear a grudge  
13    have had one's chips     (Brit)  
informal   to be defeated, condemned to die, killed, etc.  
14    when the chips are down  
Informal   at a time of crisis or testing  
      vb   , chips, chipping, chipped  
15    to break small pieces from or become broken off in small pieces  
will the paint chip?     
16    tr   to break or cut into small pieces  
to chip ice     
17    tr   to shape by chipping  
18      (Sport)   to strike or kick (a ball) in a high arc  
     (Old English cipp (n), cippian (vb), of obscure origin)  
   chipper             n  


chipper   [1]  
      adj  
Informal  
1    cheerful; lively  
2    smartly dressed  
chipper   [2]  
      n     (Irish and Scot)  
informal   a fish-and-chip shop  

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See also:

chippie, chopper, Chippewa, chip

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