Pronunciation Verb
  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chip#English|chip
  1. plural form of chip
    Wow, look at the chips on that motherboard!
    What kind of chips should we get: barbecue or sour cream and onion?
    The diner made its own chips from scratch.

chips (plural chips)

  1. (slang) A carpenter.
    • 1929, The Atlantic Monthly (volume 144, page 462)
      I began a new branch of experience by going to sea as a 'chips.'

Proper noun
  1. Traditional nickname for someone whose surname is Carpenter.

  1. plural form of CHiP California Highway Patrol officers

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