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adjective

informal
  • Cheerful and lively.

    • ‘Eugene was feeling chipper’
    • ‘It's a shame that the lively antics and chipper music of the Max & Ruby series, combined with a minimum level of interactivity, weren't applied to this extra.’
    • ‘Normally, he was chipper and happy all the time.’
    • ‘And that means you're not going to find that happy, chipper person you might have found in the '80s.’
    • ‘Abruptly interrupting his deep thoughts was a bright and chipper voice that seemed concerned about him.’
    • ‘The young woman looked over at him, and then flushed slightly, looking back at Dendria, who rolled her eyes, and shrugged slightly; the woman laughed, a pleasant, chipper sound.’
    • ‘‘Wow, you're sure chipper this morning,’ Alex commented on the grin plastered on his sister's face.’
    • ‘But maybe these are fairly happy times too: this year Bélanger was spotted at a video shop and a downtown spaghetti restaurant, walking around in apparently chipper form.’
    • ‘But, oddly, I'm feeling rather chipper tonight.’
    • ‘She hasn't had an alarm clock in 20 years (she's only mid forties) but she is up and awake and disgustingly chipper a full 3 hours before the winter sun.’
    • ‘We certainly feel a bit more chipper than we did three months ago.’
    • ‘They're selling this as though it was this chipper comedy.’
    • ‘It was a tone at once chipper and woeful that suggested Maddy was a frail eggshell-spirited thing and had best be treated gently.’
    • ‘He looked very chipper when he was in Paris, but less so back at the bunker.’
    • ‘Spookily enough I feel rather chipper this morning.’
    • ‘Jesus, no wonder I've been so chipper the last couple of years!’
    • ‘When we last spoke to Damien he was very chipper.’
    • ‘I was very surprised to find three messages, all from NDM, who was sounding very chipper and he was asking me to call him back.’
    • ‘Jamieson was in chipper mood about returning to his homeland.’
    • ‘Again, he seemed quite chipper, so we reckoned that he'd probably thrown up whatever was disturbing his digestion.’
    • ‘When I left, she was chipper and perky and seemed in as good of health as ever before.’
    cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiant

Pronunciation

chipper

/ˈCHipər/ /ˈtʃɪpər/

Origin

Mid 19th century perhaps from northern English dialect kipper ‘lively’.

Main definitions of chipper in English

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chipper2

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noun

  • 1A person or thing that turns something into chips.

    ‘the chipper slices the apple into semicircles’
    • ‘The easiest way to get rid of them is to chip them out with a weed chipper.’
    • ‘The rest of Jack's varied gear, from skidders and haul trucks to a fully stocked service truck, serves to keep logs going into the chipper at one end and chips coming out the other.’
    • ‘The other challenge is making sure the chipper has a constant flow of chip vans to fill.’
    • ‘The owners of San Diego County ranches where employees tossed live chickens into wood chippers won't be prosecuted on animal cruelty charges.’
    • ‘was that your friend there in the wood chipper?’
    • ‘I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?’
    • ‘And then I will tell you you must have the special chipper / shredder in the Palace where you found my money, okay?’
    • ‘The wood trash section was run through a gigantic chipper; a big pile of damp-looking wood mulch lay around the back.’
    • ‘Ex-con neighbor just pulled into his driveway with a wood chipper!’
    • ‘Well we have certainly seen truckloads of myrtle logs go to the chipper.’
    • ‘There is some suggestion that perfectly good sawlogs go through the chipper.’
    • ‘A chipper provided by the council made short work of the redundant trees, which were taken away to be composted and used around the city's parks.’
    • ‘Over 80 per cent of the wood taken will fall under the indiscriminate blades of the wood chipper.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, it feels only slightly better than wedging your dogs into a wood chipper.’
    • ‘Head groundsman Ralph White manned the chipper with two other groundstaff for four hours.’
    • ‘This hinge-and-hold method creates an impact condition shared by all great chippers: a slightly descending blow that produces solid contact, with ultra consistent trajectory and spin.’
    • ‘In the period 1992 to 2002, there were 31 occupational deaths from mobile chippers in users aged less than 20-to - 60 years of age.’
    • ‘Nothing better for the job than one of those little back-yard chippers (ANOTHER reason to get one!)’
    • ‘Displays, literature and videos will also be available on Morbark's entire line of tub grinders, whole tree chippers, flail chiparvestors, screens and more.’
    • ‘Use an ice chipper, a lawn edging tool, or a spade to scrape off grass or weeds encroaching on the driveway or inhabiting any cracks.’
    1. 1.1A machine for chipping the trunks and limbs of trees.
      ‘the company provides the vehicles and chippers required to carry out the recycling of the trees’
      • ‘The company's internal combustion engines can be found powering lift trucks, industrial wood chippers and stationary irrigation pumps among other things.’
      • ‘‘It's much faster and easier than using chain saws and chippers or large horizontal or tub grinders,’ he says.’
      • ‘Similarly, their use of balers, magnets, wood chippers, and other equipment typically used in the recycling industry makes perfect sense too.’
      • ‘After digging out a large root system, the machines loaded the reed into a Marooka, a rubber-track transport that hauled the material to a chipper for processing.’
      • ‘To make wood-chip mulch, tow a chipper to the brush pile you left in the woods and blow the chips right into the trailer.’
      • ‘Stupid alarm, Livi thought to herself bitterly, complete with a lovely mental image of the irritating machine smashed to pieces and thrown into a wood chipper.’
      • ‘For two years, he has saved infected trees from the chipper and processed the wood for lumber under the banner of his own company Last-Chance Logs, founded for this purpose.’
      • ‘For a finer mulch, run needles through a chipper or shredder.’
      • ‘The yard is full of gear: fellerbunchers, grapple skidders, two delimber debarker chippers, trucks, service vans and other assorted machines.’
      • ‘Maintenance costs of chippers tend to be higher, however, because their knives can't tolerate rocks, metal, and other contaminants the way that the hammer-mill grinders can.’
      • ‘Other power tools that are very popular include chippers and garden shredders.’
      • ‘Put all second-hand computer equipment through a wood chipper and pretend it never existed.’
      • ‘Wootton Bassett Town Council has bought a wood chipper so that residents can take their trees to be mulched at the Borough Fields car park on Saturday, January 11.’
      • ‘Small birds can be killed by ‘maceration,’ which means they get tossed in something like a wood chipper.’
      • ‘If he has any trouble feeding them into the wood chipper, I'd be more than happy to help out.’
      • ‘Fargo, inexplicably, is sometimes categorized as a comedy by those that find pulverized body parts in wood chippers to be delightfully droll.’
      • ‘Step One - Insert the tree into the wood chipper, being EXTREMELY careful not to bump the tree into any windows or expensive-looking vases.’
      • ‘Most felling is done with a Hydro-Ax 511E, while cut trees are pulled to the chipper by Cat 525B skidders.’
      • ‘As the thin trunks are piled onto trucks, other workers throw branches into a chipper, which sprays thumb-sized pieces of wood into a dump truck.’
      • ‘It's the dog's fault, but she irrationally yells at me that I shouldn't use the wood chipper when I'm drunk.’

Pronunciation

chipper

/ˈCHipər/ /ˈtʃɪpər/