The definition of chipper is a joyful person.(adjective)
An example of chipper is a person cheerfully walking into work with a big smile on their face.
A chipper is defined as a person or thing that cuts or chops things.(noun)
An example of a chipper is a machine that turns tree trunks and branches into sawdust.
See chipper in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered < N Brit kipper; ? akin to Du kipp, quick, lively
See chipper in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb chip·pered, chip·per·ing, chip·pers
Origin: Frequentative of chip2.
Origin: Possibly alteration of British dialectal kipper, lively.
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