- The definition of chipper is a joyful person.
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.
An example of a chipper is a machine that turns tree trunks and branches into sawdust.
Origin: altered ; from northern British kipper; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Dutch kipp, quick, lively
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intransitive verb chip·pered, chip·per·ing, chip·pers
- To chirp or twitter, as a bird.
- To babble.
Origin: Frequentative of chip2.
Origin: Possibly alteration of British dialectal kipper, lively.