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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/
    • /tʃɪps/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chip]
    • /tʃɪp/

Definitions of chips word

  • abbreviation CHIPS CHIPS is a system for transferring funds that makes large value payments in US dollars between major banks. 3
  • noun chips a tricky or special method by which an opponent can be thrown. 1
  • verb with object chips to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc. 1
  • verb with object chips 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 chips to disfigure by breaking off a fragment: to chip the edge of a saucer. 1
  • verb with object chips to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces: to chip a figure out of wood. 1

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Origin of chips

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 Chips


chips 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chips usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chips

noun chips

  • scratch — to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one's hand on a nail.
  • coin — A coin is a small piece of metal which is used as money.
  • currency — The money used in a particular country is referred to as its currency.
  • play money — paper that is cut and printed to resemble paper money, often used in playing board games.

Antonyms for chips

verb chips

  • mends — to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.

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