Meaning of CHIP in English



Pronunciation: ' chip

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English -cippian

Date: 14th century

1 a : a small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked off b : a small piece of food: as (1) : a small thin slice of food especially : POTATO CHIP (2) : FRENCH FRY (3) : a small cone-shaped bit of food often used for baking <chocolate chip s >

2 : something small, worthless, or trivial

3 a : one of the counters used as a token for money in poker and other games b plural : MONEY ― used especially in the phrase in the chips c : something valuable that can be used for advantage in negotiation or trade <a bargaining chip >

4 : a piece of dried dung ― usually used in combination <cow chip >

5 : a flaw left after a chip has been broken off

6 a : INTEGRATED CIRCUIT b : a small wafer of semiconductor material that forms the base for an integrated circuit


– chip off the old block : a child that resembles his or her parent

– chip on one's shoulder : a challenging or belligerent attitude

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.