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pippin

[pip-in] /ˈpɪp ɪn/
noun
1.
any of numerous roundish or oblate varieties of apple.
2.
Botany. a seed.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English pipin, variant of pepin < Old French
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British Dictionary definitions for pippin

pippin

/ˈpɪpɪn/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of eating apple with a rounded oblate shape
2.
the seed of any of these fruits
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pepin, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for pippin
n.

"excellent person or thing," 1897, from coveted varieties of apple that were raised from seed (so called since early 15c.), from Middle English pipin "seed" (see pip (n.1)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for pippin

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]


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Encyclopedia Article for pippin

Pippin

king of Italy (781-810) and second son of the Frankish emperor Charlemagne by Hildegard

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