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Definition pip

Etymology 1

From Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch pip, from post-classical Latin pipita, from Latin pītuīta.

Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. Any of various respiratory diseases in birds, especially infectious coryza. [from the 15th c.]
  2. (humorous) Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.

Etymology 2

Apparently representing a shortened form of pippin, from Middle English pipin, from Old French pepin (“a seed”) (French pépin).

Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. (obsolete) a pippin, seed of any kind
    1. (Britain) a seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as a peach, orange, or apple
  2. (US, colloquial) something or someone excellent, of high quality
  3. (Britain, dated, WW I, signalese) P in RAF phonetic alphabet

Etymology 3

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above.

Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
  2. (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.
  3. A spot; a speck.
  4. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
  5. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation
Verb

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

  1. To get the better of; to defeat by a narrow margin
  2. To hit with a gunshot

Etymology 4

Imitative.

Verb

pip (third-person singular simple present pips, present participle pipping, simple past and past participle pipped)

  1. To peep, to chirp
  2. (avian biology) To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg

Etymology 5

Imitative.

Noun

pip (plural pips)

Examples
(file)
  1. 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.

Etymology 6

Abbreviation of percentage in point.

Noun

pip (plural pips)

  1. (finance, currency trading) The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

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