See also: Pip, PIP, and pip pip

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch pip, from post-classical Latin pipita, from Latin pītuīta.

NounEdit

pip (plural pips)

  1. Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [from the 15th c.]
  2. (humorous) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
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Etymology 2Edit

Apparently representing a shortened form of pippin.

NounEdit

pip (plural pips)

  1. (obsolete) A pippin.
  2. A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as an peach, orange, or apple.
  3. (US, colloquial) Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 612:
      She sure is a pip, that one. You need company?
  4. (UK, dated, WW I, signalese) P in RAF phonetic alphabet
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Etymology 3Edit

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above.

NounEdit

pip (plural pips)

  1. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
  2. (military, public service) One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
  3. A spot; a speck.
  4. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
  5. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation
SynonymsEdit
  • (symbol on playing card etc): spot
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VerbEdit

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

  1. To get the better of; to defeat
    He led throughout the race but was pipped at the post.
  2. To hit with a gunshot
    The hunter managed to pip three ducks from his blind.

Etymology 4Edit

Imitative.

VerbEdit

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

  1. To peep, to chirp
  2. (avian biology) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg

Etymology 5Edit

Imitative.

NounEdit

pip (plural pips)

Examples
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  1. One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
SynonymsEdit
  • (electronic sound, counting down seconds): stroke
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Etymology 6Edit

Abbreviation of percentage in point.

NounEdit

pip (plural pips)

  1. (finance, currency trading) The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

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AlbanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A descriptive term, similar to German piepen and Latin pipīre.

VerbEdit

pip (first-person singular past tense pipa, participle pipur)

  1. to peep, to chirp

Etymology 2Edit

From Romance *pīpa, also present in Old French pipe, Italian pipa etc.

NounEdit

pip f (indefinite plural pipa, definite singular pipa, definite plural pipat)

  1. sprout, shoot
  2. pipe, tube

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pip n (singular definite pippet, plural indefinite pip)

  1. chirp, peep, tweet
  2. bleep

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

pip n

  1. nonsense, gibberish, madness

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

pip

  1. rafsi of plipe.

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

pip n

  1. squeak, beep

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

pip

  1. imperative of pipa.
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