pip-emma

pip emma

[pip em-uh]
noun British.
in, on, or during the afternoon.

Origin:
1910–15; phrase representing P.M., used by signalmen

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pip-emma (ˈpɪpˈɛmə)
 
adv
old-fashioned Compare ack-emma in the afternoon; p.m
 
[World War I phonetic alphabet for P, M]

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