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Chipper vs Putter - What's the difference?

chipper | putter |

In lang=en terms the difference between chipper and putter

is that chipper is a deep frier while putter is a person who is taking a putt or putting.

As nouns the difference between chipper and putter

is that chipper is a fish and chips shop, or more generally a cheap fast food outlet, typically selling chips and other deep-fried foods while putter is one who puts or places.

As verbs the difference between chipper and putter

is that chipper is to chirp or chirrup while putter is to be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.

As an adjective chipper

is exhibiting a lively optimism; in high spirits, cheerful.

chipper

Etymology 1

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Exhibiting a lively optimism; in high spirits, cheerful.
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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, Ireland, slang) A fish and chips shop, or more generally a cheap fast food outlet, typically selling chips and other deep-fried foods.
  • (slang) A deep frier.
  • (US) A machine that reduces organic matter to compost; depending on size, whole tree trunks are reduced to sawdust; a woodchipper.
  • (US) (smoking) An occasional tobacco user, or more generally drug user.
  • A machine that chips potatoes ready to be fried and made into chips.
  • Someone who chips (e.g. wood)
  • A sportsman who chips the ball.
  • Synonyms
    * (cheap food store) greasy spoon, hole in the wall

    Etymology 2

    Compare cheep, chirp.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect) To chirp or chirrup.
  • (Forby)

    putter

    English

    Etymology 1

    Alteration of

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked, of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock.}}

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • who puts or places.
  • One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  • (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
  • See also

    * shot-putter English heteronyms ----