prechipped

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ chipped

Adjective[edit]

prechipped (comparative more prechipped, superlative most prechipped)

  1. (of consumer goods) Having a piece or pieces broken or flaked off at the time of acquisition.
    • 1994, Amy Spindler, "Seeing a City in the Windows of Its Shops", New York Times, 6 March 1994:
      Here are prechipped, prescratched treasures -- medicine chests, porcelain dishes, canisters -- as if we are too impatient today to wear out our belongings ourselves.
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  2. (of a video game console, DVD player, etc.) Coming with a modchip preinstalled.
    • 2001 13 December, -=Ox-E-Genated=- [username], “-=Messiah=-”, uk.games.video.playstation.forsale, Usenet:
      Does anyone in here know of anyone[sic] i can buy a prechipped Playstation 2 (new and boxed, opened only for chipping) with the messiah modchip?
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