- To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
- To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
- To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.
Etymology: Cf. G. kippen to cut off the edge, to clip, pare. Cf. Chop to cut