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pip1

[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
one of the spots on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
2.
each of the small segments into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
3.
Informal. metal insigne of rank on the shoulders of commissioned officers.
4.
Horticulture.
  1. an individual rootstock of a plant, especially of the lily of the valley.
  2. a portion of the rootstock or root of several other plants, as the peony.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; earlier peep; origin uncertain

pip2

[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
Veterinary Pathology. a contagious disease of birds, especially poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.
2.
Facetious. any minor or unspecified ailment in a person.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English pippe < Middle Dutch < Vulgar Latin *pipita, for Latin pītuīta phlegm, pip

pip3

[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
a small seed, especially of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.
2.
Also called pipperoo. Informal. someone or something wonderful:
Last night's party was a pip.
Origin
1590-1600; 1910-15 for def 2; short for pippin

pip4

[pip] /pɪp/
verb (used without object), pipped, pipping.
1.
to peep or chirp.
2.
(of a young bird) to break out from the shell.
verb (used with object), pipped, pipping.
3.
to crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a young bird.
Origin
1650-60; variant of peep2

pip5

[pip] /pɪp/
noun, Electronics.
1.
blip (def 1).
Origin
1940-45; imitative

pip6

[pip] /pɪp/
verb (used with object), pipped, pipping. British Slang.
1.
to blackball.
2.
to defeat (an opponent).
3.
to shoot, especially to wound or kill by a gunshot.
Origin
1875-80; perhaps special use of pip1, in metaphorical sense of a small ball

Pip

[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Philip.
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  • It has a thin green skin fused with the white flesh, and a single large flattened pip.
British Dictionary definitions for pip

pip1

/pɪp/
noun
1.
the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear
2.
any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple
3.
a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants
Word Origin
C18: short for pippin

pip2

/pɪp/
noun
1.
a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp on radio
2.
a radar blip
3.
  1. a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card
  2. any of the spots on dice or dominoes
4.
(informal) Also called star. the emblem worn on the shoulder by junior officers in the British Army, indicating their rank
verb pips, pipping, pipped
5.
(of a young bird)
  1. (intransitive) to chirp; peep
  2. to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching
6.
(intransitive) to make a short high-pitched sound
Word Origin
C16 (in the sense: spot or speck); C17 (vb); C20 (in the sense: short high-pitched sound): of obscure, probably imitative origin; senses 1 and 5 are probably related to peep²

pip3

/pɪp/
noun
1.
a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat
2.
(facetious, slang) a minor human ailment
3.
(Brit & Austral, NZ & South African, slang) a bad temper or depression (esp in the phrase give (someone) the pip)
4.
(NZ, informal) get the pip, have the pip, to sulk
verb pips, pipping, pipped
5.
(Brit, slang) to cause to be annoyed or depressed
Word Origin
C15: from Middle Dutch pippe, ultimately from Latin pituita phlegm; see pituitary

pip4

/pɪp/
verb (transitive) (Brit, slang) pips, pipping, pipped
1.
to wound or kill, esp with a gun
2.
to defeat (a person), esp when his success seems certain (often in the phrase pip at the post)
3.
to blackball or ostracize
Word Origin
C19 (originally in the sense: to blackball): probably from pip²
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Word Origin and History for pip
n.

"seed of an apple," 1797, shortened form of pipin "seed of a fleshy fruit" (early 14c.), from Old French pepin (13c.), probably from a root *pipp-, expressing smallness (cf. Italian pippolo, Spanish pepita "seed, kernel").

"disease of birds," late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch pippe "mucus," from West Germanic *pipit (cf. East Frisian pip, Middle High German pfipfiz, German Pips), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *pippita, unexplained alteration of Latin pituita "phlegm" (see pituitary).

"spot on a playing card, etc." c.1600, peep, of unknown origin. Because of the original form, it is not considered as connected to pip (n.1). Related: Pips.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pip

pip

noun

A minor skin lesion, esp of teenagers: whiteheads, blackheads, goopheads, goobers, pips, acne trenches (1676+)


pip

modifier

: a pipperoo flick

noun phrase

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger: His wildest dreams have to be pips ( first form 1912+, second 1942+, third 1897+)

[fr pippin, a prized kind of apple; the shift was probably fr peach as one kind of excellent fruit to pippin as another]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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pip in Technology
tool
Peripheral Interchange Program.
A program on CP/M, RSX-11, RSTS/E, TOPS-10, and OS/8 (derived from a utility on the PDP-6) that was used for file copying (and in OS/8 and RT-11 for just about every other file operation you might want to do). It is said that when the program was written, during the development of the PDP-6 in 1963, it was called ATLATL ("Anything, Lord, to Anything, Lord"; this played on the Nahuatl word "atlatl" for a spear-thrower, with connotations of utility and primitivity that were no doubt quite intentional).
See also BLT, dd, cat.
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for pip

PIP

  1. picture [with]in picture
  2. program implementation plan
  3. proximal interphalangeal [joint]
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