chippy

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chip·py

or chip·pie  (chĭp′ē)
n. pl. chip·pies
1. A chipping sparrow.
2. Slang A woman prostitute.

[From chip.]

chippy

(ˈtʃɪpɪ)
n, pl -pies
1. (Commerce) informal Brit a fish-and-chip shop
2. (Crafts) Brit and NZ a slang word for carpenter
3. (Cookery) NZ a potato crisp
[C19: from chip (n)]

chippy

(ˈtʃɪpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
informal resentful or oversensitive about being perceived as inferior: a chippy miner's son.
[C20: from chip (sense 12)]
ˈchippiness n

chippy

(ˈtʃɪpɪ) or

chippie

n, pl -pies
(Animals) an informal name for chipmunk, chipping sparrow

chippy

(ˈtʃɪpɪ) or

chippie

n, pl -pies
informal chiefly US and Canadian a promiscuous woman
[C19: perhaps from chip (n)]

chippy

(ˈtʃɪpɪ)
adj, -pier or -piest
belligerent or touchy
[C19: from chip (n), sense probably developing from: as dry as a chip of wood, hence irritable, touchy]

chip•py1

or chip•pie

(ˈtʃɪp i)

n., pl. -pies.
Slang. a promiscuous woman.
[1885–90, Amer.; perhaps after a chipping sparrow]

chip•py3

(ˈtʃɪp i)

adj. -pi•er, -pi•est. Canadian Slang.
1. (in ice hockey) using or characterized by aggressive, rough play.
2. irritable; ill-tempered.
[1890–95; chip1 + -y1]

chippy

- A shop that sells fish and chips can be called a chippy.
See also related terms for shop.
Translations

chippy

[ˈtʃɪpɪ] N
1. (US) → tía f, fulana f
2. (Brit) tienda que vende pescado frito con patatas fritas

chippy

chippie [ˈtʃɪpi] n (British)
(= chip shop) → friterie fchip shop n (British)friterie f

chippy

n (inf)
(= joiner)Schreiner m
(= chip shop)Imbiss- or Frittenbude f (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
They will be joined by Mid Wales chippys Andrews Fish Bar in Welshpool and Hennighan's Top Shop in Machynlleth.
There can be few chippys in Britain, let alone Cardiff, which not only tell you the name of the trawler that landed the cod you're about to tuck into (the Kapitan Durachenko, if you're interested), but also has a webcam set up to pipe images of the view from the vessel's wheelhouse so you can see what the weather's doing in the North Atlantic as you wait for supper
And, for those who saw my top ten Midland chippys in the Mail on February 22, regular readers will have not been surprised to see this fine shop in the mix again.