Meaning of “chipmunk” in the English Dictionary

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"chipmunk" in British English

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chipmunknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃɪp.mʌŋk/ us /ˈtʃɪp.mʌŋk/

Examples from literature

  • A chipmunk comes along on the stone wall, hurrying somewhere on an important errand, but changing his course every moment. 
  • Further on a chipmunk chattered at them from the top of the wall and then, with long leaps, raced ahead to stop and eye them inquiringly, finally disappearing with a last squeal of alarm. 
  • Little chipmunks scuttled out from their holes to the packs, which lay in a heap on the ground, and then scuttled madly back again. 
  • On a great boulder far at one side a chipmunk chattered. 
  • Some squirrel or chipmunk must have gathered them in a heap, ready to carry to its nest, said George. 
  • The chipmunk came every morning for his slice of bread. 

(Definition of “chipmunk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chipmunk" in American English

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chipmunknoun [ C ]

us /ˈtʃɪp·mʌŋk/

a small, furry, North American animal with dark strips along its back

(Definition of “chipmunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)