This Week's Word: Chirping 

Surveying the latest in Yay Area hip-hop slang.

Pronounced: 'chûr-pin

Part of Speech: Verb

As Heard On: Raphael Saadiq's "Not a Game"; Mistah Fab's "Metros & Chirpers"

What It Do: A euphemism for communicating via cell phone, derived from the sound it makes when ringing. See also: chirper, a cell phone, or someone who frequently uses a cell phone. Example: "I had a ripper in the scraper ready to hit the telly, but she got ghost and said 100 cause my baby momma kept chirpin' me too damn much."

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