pip pip

See also: pip-pip

Contents

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly imitative.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

pip pip

  1. (Britain, colloquial) Goodbye; cheerio, toodeloo (toodle-oo), toodle pip (mostly used by the upper classes).
  2. (Britain, colloquial) A general greeting, mostly used by the upper classes.
    Pip pip! What's going on here?
    • 1990, Gail Golden (book); Grant Golden (music and lyrics), A Little Bit of Magic, Denver, Colo.: Pioneer Drama Service, OCLC 22248993, page 1:
      I can do a French accent or a German accent or a British accent. (Doing British accent) Pip, pip! Lovely day, isn't it?
  3. (Britain, colloquial) Used to create enthusiasm, mostly by the upper classes.
    Pip pip! Let's get out there and knock the stuffing out of 'em!

Usage notesEdit

Very rarely used in North America, where it is most likely to be considered humorous and is often used in a parody of British English speakers, particularly in “Pip pip, cheerio!” or “Pip pip, old chap!”.