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[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
1650-1660
1650-60; variant of peep2

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
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British Dictionary definitions for pipping

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 pipping

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 pipping

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]


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Related Abbreviations for pipping

PIP

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