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chip|per
chip|per1 «CHIHP uhr», adjective.
Informal. lively and cheerful: »

[He] celebrated his 78th birthday, chipper and active despite an occasional feeling that he had “lived past my years” (Newsweek).

SYNONYM(S): sprightly, brisk.
[earlier Southern English equivalent of Northern kipper frisky; origin uncertain]
chip|per2 «CHIHP uhr», noun.
a person or thing that chips or cuts: »

Logs selected for sawn timber will be passed to the saw mill, where a further chipper is installed (London Times).

chip|per3 «CHIHP uhr», noun, verb.
–n.
–v.i.
to chirp or twitter.
[imitative]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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