|Origin:||cipp, cyp 'small piece of wood', from Latin cippus 'sharp post'|
chip1 S2 W3 [countable]
a) British English [usually plural]DFF
a long thin piece of potato cooked in oil [= French fry American English]
b) American English [usually plural]DFF
a thin flat round piece of food such as potato cooked in very hot oil and eaten cold [= crisp British English]
a bag of potato chips
a small piece of silicon that has a set of complicated electrical connections on it and is used to store and process information in computers:
the age of the silicon chip
a small piece of wood, stone, metal etc that has been broken off something:
Wood chips covered the floor of the workshop.
a chocolate chip cookie (=one that contains small pieces of chocolate)
a small hole or mark on a plate, cup etc where a piece has broken off
There's a chip in this bowl.
to easily become offended or angry because you think you have been treated unfairly in the past
in a serious or difficult situation, especially one in which you realize what is really true or important:
When the chips are down, you've only got yourself to depend on.
to be very similar to your mother or father in appearance or character
a small flat coloured piece of plastic used in games such as poker or blackjack to represent a particular amount of money
a hit in golf, or a kick in football or rugby, that makes the ball go high into the air for a short distance
sportalso chip shot, chip kickDS
10 British English informal
to be in a situation in which you no longer have any hope of improvement