Origin of kipki(lo)- + p(ound)
- 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.
Origin of kipki(lo)– + p(ound)1.
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.
(third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)
- (informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
- Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
- A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
- A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
- (rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
1950–55, from Lao ກີບ (kiip).
- (gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
- (Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
- (Scots) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
Unknown. Some senses maybe related to German Kippe (“stub”).
kip - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Laos, comprised of 100 at.
Variant of kip