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Definition of "chipper" [chip•per]

  • One that chips or cuts: a wood chipper. (noun)
  • To chirp or twitter, as a bird. (verb-intransitive)
  • To babble. (verb-intransitive)
  • In lively spirits; cheerful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chipper" in a sentence
  • "Though certainly not the only chipping-away tools - some would hold that Honest Abe was the chief "chipper" - the rush to certify a non-complier / qualifier as commander in chief may turn out to be the most damaging yet."
  • "First Impression: Dottie is described as a chipper and talkative older woman who’s sort of round, very sweet, and not really hip."
  • "But the overall mood of the show is, by far, less chipper, which is a compliment, not a complaint."