What Does Chirp Mean in a Text?

"Chirp" means flirt and also means insult. Here is more information about each of these definitions of "chirp," with examples of use.


On social media and chat forums, "chirp" often means to flirt or to show romantic interest. "Chirping" can involve playful banter, compliments, or attempts to get someone's attention in a romantic or flirtatious manner. For example:
  • I got chirped on the bus, on the way home!
  • Stop chirping with the new receptionist. It's embarrassing.
In this context, "chirp" is sometimes referred to as "chirpse."


Especially in British slang, "chirp" can be also be used to mean to mock or insult someone, as in to make fun of them, taunt them, or engage in teasing banter. Such "chirping" is often light-hearted and not intended to cause genuine harm. For example:
  • You can't chirp Trump or Biden. They both chirp for themselves.

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meaning of Chirp

"Chirp" means both flirt and insult. Context is key!

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Flirt" is a common definition for chirp on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Insult" is another common definition for Chirp.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Chirp

Whether used to mean flirt or insult, "chirp" is a slang term. Slang is informal language that consists of words, phrases, and uses of language that are often restricted to a specific context or a particular group of users. Slang is not typically used in formal or professional settings.

Example of Chirp Used in a Text

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