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!"
Chippy Hackee was not too fat, but he did not want to come; he stayed down below and chuckled.
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.
5.Tony's Chippy, Sheepridge 120 votes Emma Redleg said: "I come from Bradford for their fish and chips.
A FAMILY-run fish and chip shop in Barmouth has topped the Daily Post's search for the top chippy in the region.
Winner of the Mom's Choice Award Honoring Excellence, Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden is a children's picturebook dealing with the serious topics of death, loss, and grief.
A WASHINGTON business has the "best chippy chips" in Tyne and Wear.
Pelican Jacks will now "fry" for glory against fellow fish and chip contenders - Old Time Fisheries in Keighley, West Yorkshire and Shap Chippy in Penrith, Cumbria - in a bid to win.