"chipper" in the adjective sense
1. chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty
having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
"looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
"life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
"walked with a jaunty step"
"a jaunty optimist"
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