I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English -cippian Date: 14th century 1. a. a small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked off b. a small piece of food: as (1) a small thin slice of food; especially potato chip (2) french fry (3) a small cone-shaped bit of food often used for baking <
chocolate chips
2. something small, worthless, or trivial 3. a. one of the counters used as a token for money in poker and other games b. plural money — used especially in the phrase in the chips c. something valuable that can be used for advantage in negotiation or trade <
a bargaining chip
4. a piece of dried dung — usually used in combination <
cow chip
5. a flaw left after a chip has been broken off 6. a. integrated circuit b. a small wafer of semiconductor material that forms the base for an integrated circuit 7. chip shot 1 II. verb (chipped; chipping) Etymology: Middle English chippen, from Old English -cippian (as in forcippian to cut off); akin to Old English cipp beam, Old High German chipfa stave Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to cut or hew with an edged tool b. (1) to cut or break (a small piece) from something (2) to cut or break a fragment from <
chip a tooth
(3) to cut into chips <
chip a tree stump
2. British chaff, banter 3. to hit (a return in tennis) with backspin intransitive verb 1. to break off in small pieces 2. to play a chip shot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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