Chip is defined as to break off a small piece or cut into small pieces.(verb)
An example of chip is for a piece of china to break off of a china bowl.
The definition of a chip is a thin piece of something broken off, or a place where something has been broken off, or slice or small piece of food.(noun)
See chip in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME chippen < OE *cippian < cipp, log, plowshare < L cippus, post, stake < IE base *eipo-, sharp post
Origin: ME chippe < the v.
See chip in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English cyp, beam
Origin: , from Latin cippus.
intransitive verb chipped chipped, chip·ping, chips
Origin: Origin unknown.
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