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Definition kip

Etymology 1

1325–75, Middle English kipp, from Middle Dutch kip, from Middle Low German kip (“pack, bundle of hides”)

Noun

kip (countable and uncountable, plural kips)

  1. The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  2. A bundle or set of such hides.
  3. (obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  4. The leather made from such hide; kip leather.

Etymology 2

1760–70, probably related to Danish kippe (“dive, hovel, cheap inn”) and Middle Low German kiffe (“hovel”). From the same distant Germanic root as cove.

Noun

kip (plural kips)

  1. (informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  2. (informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
  3. (informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
  4. (informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

  1. (informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

Etymology 3

From Middle English kippen, from Old Norse kippa (“to pull; snatch”). Cognate with Norwegian kippe (“to snatch”), Swedish kippa (“to snatch; jerk”); Dutch kippen (“to seize; catch”).

Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

  1. (transitive, dialectal, Scotland) To snatch; take up hastily; filch
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To hold or keep (together)
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To conduct oneself; act

Etymology 4

1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from kilo + pound.

Noun

kip (plural kips)

  1. (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.
  2. (Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  3. (Scotland) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

  1. (gymnastics, intransitive) To perform the kip maneuver.

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