Pip meaning

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(slang, former) A person or thing much admired.
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The small seed of a fruit, as that of an apple or orange.
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The definition of pip is a small seed, or the dots on dice or dominoes, or the figures that show the suit or value on playing cards.

An example of a pip is an apple seed.

An example of a pip is a heart on the 2 of hearts playing card.

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To wound or kill with a bullet.
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To defeat.
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To blackball.
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A spot or speck.
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A rootstock of certain flowering plants, especially the lily of the valley.
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Any of the small segments that make up the surface of a pineapple.
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(informal) A shoulder insignia indicating the rank of certain officers, as in the British Army.
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To break through (the shell) in hatching. Used chiefly of birds.
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To peep or chirp.
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A short, high-pitched radio signal.
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A disease of birds, characterized by a thick mucous discharge that forms a crust in the mouth and throat.
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(slang) A minor unspecified human ailment.
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A small seed, as of an apple, pear, or orange.
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Any of the suit-indicating figures on playing cards, or any of the dots on dice or dominoes.
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(informal) A starlike shoulder insignia worn by certain officers in the British army.
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Any of the diamond-shaped divisions of the skin of a pineapple.
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A single rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley, peony, etc.
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To peep or chirp, as a young bird.
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To break through (the shell)
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A contagious disease of fowl, characterized by the secretion of mucus in the throat and the formation of a scab on the tongue.
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(informal) Any unspecified human ailment: a jocular usage.
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(brit.) To defeat in a competition by a narrow margin.
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A disease of birds, characterized by a thick mucous discharge that forms a crust in the mouth and throat.
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(slang) A minor unspecified human ailment.
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(1) (Picture-In-Picture) Viewing a small video window in the middle of a full-screen video display. Although widely used for TV, it is also used in videoconferencing to see how you appear to others in the conference. See picture-in-picture.
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The smallest amount by which a price can move in a market. For example, in the foreign exchange market, a pip is one-hundredth of one percent for most currencies. Also called tick.
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Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [from the 15th c.]
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(humorous) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
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A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as an peach, orange, or apple.
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(US, colloquial) Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
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(UK, dated, WW I, signalese) P in RAF phonetic alphabet.
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One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
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(military, public service) One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
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A spot; a speck.
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A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
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A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation.
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To get the better of; to defeat.

He led throughout the race but was pipped at the post.

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To hit with a gunshot.

The hunter managed to pip three ducks from his blind.

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To peep, to chirp.
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(avian biology) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg.
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One of a series of very short, electronically produced tones, used, for example, to count down the final few seconds before a given time or to indicate that a caller using a payphone needs to make further payment if he is to continue his call.
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(finance, currency trading) The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.
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A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.
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Origin of pip

  • Middle English pippe from Middle Dutch phlegm, pip from Medieval Latin pippīta alteration of Latin pītuīta peiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of peep peep

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly from pip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for pippin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch pip, from post-classical Latin pipita, from Latin pÄ«tuÄ«ta.

    From Wiktionary

  • Apparently representing a shortened form of pippin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of percentage in point.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative.

    From Wiktionary