1. (drugs) to use narcotics, esp. heroin, only on an irregular basis rather than to be a habitual addict; thus chipping n.3
|Keys to Crookdom 400: Chippy. [...] Chippy user – one who uses narcotics moderately. To chippy with coke – to use cocaine occasionally.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 49: chippy with coke To use cocaine occasionally.|
|Joint (1972) 136: Aspires to the jeesunk and chippys with it.letter 26 May in|
|Pimp 59: He had chippied around and got hooked.|
2. in non-drug contexts, to work half-heartedly.
|Thief 58: I thought it was just because of my chippying around.|
|‘Pimp in a Clothing Store’ in Milner & Milner (1972) 286: Yessiree, Jack, he’s coming on down high-sidin’ [...] hollering, ‘Hey, you jive malformies, you better get on your job out there, quit your chippying!’.|