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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CHIPPER, n. “A hard marble that will break another” (Mry.1 1925). Cf. Chippy, n., 1.

[Prob. from Eng. chip, to break small pieces off anything, + agent suff. -er, but cf. Chip, v., 4.]

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