verb (used without object)

  1. to chirp or twitter.
  2. to chatter or babble.

adjective informal

  1. cheerful; lively
  2. smartly dressed


  1. Irish and Scot informal a fish-and-chip shop

1834, “lively, nimble,” American English, from northern British dialectal kipper “nimble, frisky,” the origin of which is obscure.

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