- the untanned hide of a calf, lamb, or other young or small animal
- a set of such hides
Origin of kipearlier kyppe, probably ; from Middle Dutch kip (in kipsense )
- a rooming house
- a bed
Origin of kip; from or akin to Danish kippe, low alehouse
Chiefly Brit., Slang to sleep
pl. kips or
the basic monetary unit of Laos
Origin of kipThai
a unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds
Origin of kipki(lo)- + p(ound)
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Origin of kipLao ki&tricolon;p, ingot, kip.
- The untanned hide of a small or young animal, such as a calf.
- A set or bundle of such hides.
Origin of kipMiddle English, bundle of animal hides, perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.
Chiefly British Slang
- A rooming house.
- A place to sleep; a bed.
intransitive verbkipped, kip·ping, kips
Origin of kipPerhaps from Danish kippe, cheap inn; akin to Old Norse -kippa (as in kornkippa, seed-corn holder) and Low German kiffe, hovel.
A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).
Origin of kipki(lo)– + p(ound)1.
A maneuver in gymnastics, martial arts, and similar sports in which a person moves from lying on the back directly to a standing position by thrusting the legs upward and pushing off with hands placed palms-down near the ears. Also called kip-up.
Origin of kipGerman Kippe, seesaw, arm of a balance, kip-up, from kippen, to tilt, tip over, from Low German Kippe, point, tip, from Latin cippus, post, pillar.
kip - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Laos, comprised of 100 at.