What is a chippy?
The term 'Chippy' is commonly used in Australia and the UK to refer to carpenters. The term is found as far back as the 16th century – no doubt in reference to the wood chips that flew as carpenters worked their magic. A proverb from 1770 states: 'A carpenter is known by his chips'.
chip·py ˈchi-pē chippier; chippiest. : aggressively belligerent. a chippy hockey player. also : marked by much fighting.
genius. highbrow. know-it-all. longhair. rocket scientist.
A chippy is the same as a chip shop.
noun, plural chip·pies. Also chippie. Slang. a promiscuous woman. a prostitute.
Chipping is a street slang term used for the infrequent abuse of cocaine.
'Chips's', or 'chippy', referring to, or meaning, a carpenter, originated as18th Century Royal Navy slang. One of the most commonly used carpentry tools was an adze, and it produced a lot of wood chips. Carpenters became known as 'Chippys' by association.
According to the government's website JobOutlook, the average chippy earns a salary of $1,358 per week. This translates to $70,616 per year – not bad, eh? The same statistics also show that chippy jobs have strong future growth, so you have a good chance of job security for many years yet.
technophile. / (ˈtɛknəʊˌfaɪl) / noun. a person who is enthusiastic about technology.
1 wild, feral, fell; bloodthirsty. 3 infuriated. 5 rough, uncultivated. 8 churl, oaf.
What can I say instead of savage?
chippy in British English
(ˈtʃɪpɪ ) nounWord forms: plural -pies. British informal. a fish-and-chip shop. British and New Zealand a slang word for carpenter.
United States. In the United States, the dish is most commonly sold as fish and chips, except in Upstate New York and Wisconsin and other parts of the Northeast and Upper Midwest, where this dish would be called a fish fry.
Fish and chips are a staple of British diet, with chip shops or “chippies” being found in every town across the UK. In most, you'll find tender fish enveloped in crispy batter coupled with fluffy chips and an array of sauces, from salt and vinegar to curry sauce.
The term 'Chippy' is just a nickname or slang word for a Carpenter. It's not a derogatory word or meant to be demeaning. 'The term 'Chippy' is commonly used in Australia and the UK to refer to carpenters.
In the most literal sense, the female equivalent of a Stud is a Broodmare. A stud horse is a stallion kept for breeding, who is believed to have all the desired qualities for siring desirable offspring. Similarly, a broodmare is a mare who runs no races and pulls no plows - she just bears offspring.
In the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, they are colloquially known as a chippy or fishy, while in the rest of Ireland and the Aberdeen area, they are known as chippers.
: a small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked off. : a small piece of food: such as. (1) : a small, thin, crisp, usually salty piece of food typically prepared by frying, baking, or drying. banana chips.
A chipper is an occasional recreational-drug user who does not use drugs with the regularity or frequency that is typical of addiction. It is used particularly to refer to occasional users of opiates and tobacco smokers. It can also refer to people who use various recreational drugs, but none habitually.
Variations on the name include fish bar, fishery (in Yorkshire), fish shop and chip shop. In the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, they are colloquially known as a chippy or fishy, while in the rest of Ireland and the Aberdeen area, they are known as chippers.
Is a chippy a Scottish thing?
One thing is for sure, the Scots are experts when it comes to fish and chips, which are usually sold from a 'chippy', as we would say in Scotland. For anyone who doesn't know what a chippy is, it is much like the traditional fish and chip shop, but with various battered foods, drinks, and confectionery!
It's a pretty obvious one, but the slang word 'chippy' is thought to refer to the wood chips made by carpenters, although you might be surprised to know that this term dates back all the way to the 1500s.