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[chur-pee] /ˈtʃɜr pi/

adjective, chirpier, chirpiest.
or tending to :
chirpy birds.
cheerful; lively; gay.
adjective chirpier, chirpiest
(informal) cheerful; lively

“cheerfully perky,” 1825, from chirp + -y (2). The notion is perhaps of birds fluttering and chattering.


A fall or dive that makes a loud splat (1836+)


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