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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From the sound

chirp

verb
     
chirp also chirrup British English
1HBP [intransitive and transitive] if a bird or insect chirps, it makes short high sounds
2 to speak in a happy high voice:
'Yes, all finished,' he chirped.
chirp noun [countable]

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