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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/
    • /ˈtʃɪp.ɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/

Definitions of chipping word

  • noun chipping a short chirping or squeaking cry. 1
  • verb with object chipping to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc. 1
  • verb with object chipping to cut, break off, or gouge out (bits or fragments): He chipped a few pieces of ice from the large cube. 1
  • verb with object chipping to disfigure by breaking off a fragment: to chip the edge of a saucer. 1
  • verb with object chipping to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces: to chip a figure out of wood. 1
  • verb with object chipping Games. to bet by means of chips, as in poker. 1

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Origin of chipping

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; (noun) Middle English chip (compare Old English cipp plowshare, beam, i.e., piece cut off); (v.) late Middle English chippen (compare Old English -cippian in forcippian to cut off); akin to Middle Low German, Middle Dutch kippen to chip eggs, hatch

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Parts of speech for Chipping


chipping popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chipping

noun chipping

  • chip — Chips are long, thin pieces of potato fried in oil or fat and eaten hot, usually with a meal.
  • piece — a separate or limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land; a piece of chocolate.
  • fragment — fragmentation
  • bit — A bit of something is a small part or section of it.
  • shaving — the act, process, or an instance of shaving or being shaved.

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