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 ?
The next place to be is Redditch, where two top chippies are to be found, followed by Bewdley.
Six chippies in the north west have been shortlisted for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award - one of 15 categories in the 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards.
More than 1,500 votes were cast and now we can reveal the top 10 chippies, as voted for by you.
Loyal customers, regulars and fans of Ritz fish and chips voted in their masses, seeing off stiff competition from some of Tyne And Wear's top chippies to ensure their perfectly cooked portions bagged first 'plaice'.
ONE of Middlesbrough's top chippies has been announced as a finalist for a national award.
THE 50 best chippies in the country have been revealed - and we've got some of them right here in the North East.
Health bosses plan to stop new chippies from opening and force existing ones to offer more healthy alternative dishes.
Statistics from Seafish and NPD Crest show sales at the UK's 9500 chippies rose by three per cent last year.
That's why chippies always leave their door open to passers-by.
The hunt to find Wales' top chippies has been launched by celebrity chef Brian Turner.
Dave encouraged other chippies to enter the 2005 competition run by The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish).