Friday, May 18, 2012
Definitions for pip
- To peep or chirp.
- (Of a young bird) to break out from the shell.
- To crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a young bird.
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Citations for pip
Stone's watch pipped eight o'clock. He had curly hair the color of motor oil, and pale green eyes.
As Fiona's horn pipped, just beyond the cab's black fender.
Origin of pip
Pip is a variation on the word peep which arose in the 1600s. It comes from the Lithuanian word pỹpti which was originally imitative of a baby bird.