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kip1

[kip] /kɪp/
noun
1.
the hide of a young or small beast.
2.
a bundle or set of such hides.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English kipp < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kip pack (of hides); akin to Old Norse kippa bundle

kip2

[kip] /kɪp/
noun
1.
a unit of weight equal to 1000 pounds (453.6 kilograms).
Origin
1910-15, Americanism; ki(lo) + p(ound)2

kip3

[kip] /kɪp/
noun
1.
a paper money and monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 at.
Abbreviation: K.
Origin
1950-55; < Lao kì:p currency unit, ingot

kip4

[kip] /kɪp/
noun
1.
a place to sleep; bed.
2.
verb (used without object), kipped, kipping.
3.
to sleep or nap.
Origin
1760-70, in sense “brothel”; compare Danish kippe hovel, dive, Dutch kuf dive, brothel, Middle Low German kuffe, küffe, kiffe hovel; perhaps ultimately expressive variants of the Germanic base of cove1
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British Dictionary definitions for kips

kip1

/kɪp/
noun
1.
(Brit) sleep or slumber: to get some kip
2.
(Brit) a bed or lodging
3.
(Irish) a brothel
verb (intransitive) kips, kipping, kipped
4.
(Brit) to sleep or take a nap
5.
(Brit) (foll by down) to prepare for sleep
Word Origin
C18: of uncertain origin; apparently related to Danish kippe common alehouse

kip2

/kɪp/
noun
1.
the hide of a young animal, esp a calf or lamb
Word Origin
C16: from Middle Dutch kipp; related to Middle Low German kip, Old Norse kippa bundle

kip3

/kɪp/
noun
1.
a unit of weight equal to one thousand pounds
Word Origin
C20: from ki(lo)1 + p(ound

kip4

/kɪp/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Laos, divided into 100 at
Word Origin
from Thai

kip5

/kɪp/
noun
1.
(Austral) a small board used to spin the coins in two-up
Word Origin
C19: from kep
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Slang definitions & phrases for kips

kip

noun
  1. A bed: in the kip
  2. Sleep; a sleep or nap
  3. A night guard
verb

: find a place to ''kip''

[1859+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Danish kippe, ''hut, mean alehouse,'' whence the early 1800s sense ''brothel'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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kips in Technology


/kips/ [by analogy with MIPS] Thousands (*not* 1024s) of instructions per second. Usage: rare.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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