Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHIPPY, CHIPPIE, n.

1. “A large marble for knocking the others out of the hole in the game of chippie-holie” (Slg. 1916 T.S.D.C. II., chippie). Slg. 1910  W. Harvey in Dundee Advertiser (11 July):
Then there was the “chippy,” a marble of a largish size and of hard material which he used in the game called “chippy-holey.”

2. A game of marbles (see Bouncing Chippy). Also varieties of this game, all having in common the fact that “the marbles of the players were arranged in a straight line side by side, each player depositing the same number. Then from a certain distance each player threw a marble at the row and got as many as he was lucky or skilful enough to knock out of it” (Arg.1 1936, obs.): (1) chippie-holie, “a game at marbles where the marbles are thrown into a hole” (Mry.1 1925); (2) chippy smash, “in which the row of marbles was placed about an inch from the base of a wall: fairly easy” (Arg.1); (3) ground chippy, “in which the row was placed in the open, not near a wall: more difficult” (Id.).

[From Chip, v., 4.]

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