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 classic literature ?
IT is getting perfectly full- up down-stairs; the sitting-room is full, and they are rolling along the passage; and my husband, Chippy Hackee, has run away and left me.
Yes, I could," said the Chipmunk, "but my husband, Chippy Hackee, bites
BUT Chippy Hackee continued to camp out for another week, although it was uncomfortable.
AND when Chippy Hackee got home, he found he had caught a cold in his head; and he was more uncomfortable still.
Penaluna's Famous Fish & Chips, in Hirwaun, was the only Welsh chippy to make the top 10 in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year category.
She asks for help, but Chippy refuses and chases her away.
The Golden Carp Chippy in Redditch will now compete to become the best in the UK in January.
Natasha Lyonne and Taylor Schilling, who play inmates Nicky Nichols and Piper Chapman, sent their well wishes to attendees wishing them a "Happy Pride" while referring to Cardiff icons like Pulse and Chippy Alley.
A MERSEYSIDE fish and chip shop is in the running to be named best chippy in the UK at the 'Oscars' for fish fryers.
IF you are looking for a fun-filled day out this Whitsun holiday then head on down to Coney Beach and one of Porthcawl's favourites, Mansel's Chippy.
Vahsel Bay's litter-sister Mrs Chippy has yet to win a heat but has been almost as impressive in qualifying.
Here's a handy guide as to what's on offer in Denton Burn: GOLDEN CHIPPY THE Golden Chippy is situated on the corner of West Road and Slatyford Lane.