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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chip-er]
    • /ˈtʃɪp ər/
    • /ˈtʃɪp.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip-er]
    • /ˈtʃɪp ər/

Definitions of chipper word

  • adjective chipper Chipper means cheerful and lively. 3
  • adjective chipper cheerful; lively 3
  • adjective chipper smartly dressed 3
  • noun chipper a fish-and-chip shop 3
  • adjective chipper cheerful and sprightly; in good spirits 3
  • noun chipper a person or thing that chips; esp., a tool for chipping 3

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Origin of chipper

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Chipper


chipper popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chipper usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chipper

adj chipper

  • sprightly — animated or vivacious; lively.
  • lively — eventful, stirring, or exciting: The opposition gave us a lively time.
  • alert — If you are alert, you are paying full attention to things around you and are able to deal with anything that might happen.
  • animate — Something that is animate has life, in contrast to things like stones and machines which do not.
  • animated — Someone who is animated or who is having an animated conversation is lively and is showing their feelings.

adjective chipper

  • cheerful — Someone who is cheerful is happy and shows this in their behaviour.
  • high-spirited — characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc.
  • good-humored — having or showing a pleasant, amiable mood: a good-humored man; a good-humored remark.
  • frisky — lively; frolicsome; playful.
  • perky — jaunty; cheerful; brisk; pert.

verb chipper

  • chirp — When a bird or an insect such as a cricket or grasshopper chirps, it makes short high-pitched sounds.
  • chirrup — If a person or bird chirrups, they make short high-pitched sounds.
  • purl — the action or sound of purling.
  • cheep — the short weak high-pitched cry of a young bird; chirp
  • purled — the action or sound of purling.

Antonyms for chipper

adj chipper

  • inactive — not active: an inactive volcano.
  • lethargic — of, relating to, or affected with lethargy; drowsy; sluggish; apathetic.
  • unhappy — sad; miserable; wretched: Why is she so unhappy?

adjective chipper

  • glum — sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected.
  • scruffy — untidy; shabby.

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