from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The small seed of a fruit, as that of an apple or orange.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To wound or kill with a bullet.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To get the better of; defeat.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To blackball.
- n. Games A dot indicating a unit of numerical value on dice or dominoes.
- n. Games A mark indicating the suit or numerical value of a playing card.
- n. A spot or speck.
- n. A rootstock of certain flowering plants, especially the lily of the valley.
- n. Any of the small segments that make up the surface of a pineapple.
- n. Informal A shoulder insignia indicating the rank of certain officers, as in the British Army.
- n. See blip.
- transitive v. To break through (the shell) in hatching. Used of a chick.
- intransitive v. To peep or chirp, as a chick does.
- n. A short, high-pitched radio signal.
- n. A disease of birds, characterized by a thick mucous discharge that forms a crust in the mouth and throat.
- n. The crust symptomatic of this disease.
- n. Slang A minor unspecified human ailment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Of humans, a disease, malaise or depression.
- v. To peep, to chirp
- v. To make the initial hole during the process of hatching from an egg
- n. 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.
- n. The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.
- n. A pippin.
- n. A seed inside certain fleshy fruits (compare stone/pit), such as an peach, orange, or apple.
- n. Something or someone excellent, of high quality.
- n. P in RAF phonetic alphabet
- n. One of the spots or symbols on a playing card, domino, die, etc.
- n. One of the stars worn on the shoulder of a uniform to denote rank, e.g. of a soldier or a fireman.
- n. A spot; a speck.
- n. A spot of light or an inverted V indicative of a return of radar waves reflected from an object; a blip.
- n. A piece of rhizome with a dormant shoot of the lily of the valley plant, used for propagation
- v. To get the better of; to defeat
- v. To hit with a gunshot
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a “scale” on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.
- n. A seed, as of an apple or orange.
- n. One of the conventional figures or “spots” on playing cards, dominoes, etc.
- intransitive v. To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease of fowls, consisting in a secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat, often accompanied by the formation of a sheath-like scale on the end of the tongue: not to be confused with canker or roup.
- n. The kernel or seed of fruit, as of an apple or an orange.
- n. One of the spots on dice or on playing-cards: thus, the ace has one pip; the ten, ten pips.
- n. One of the rhomboid-shaped spaces into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
- n. A trade-name used by manufacturers and dealers in artificial flowers for an imitation of the central part of a flower which bears the seeds or fruit.
- To blackball.
- To peep, pipe, or chirp, as a chick or young bird.
- To crack or chip a hole through (the shell): said of a chick in the egg.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. kill by firing a missile
- n. a minor nonspecific ailment
- n. a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
- n. a small hard seed found in some fruits
- n. a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
- v. hit with a missile from a weapon
- v. defeat thoroughly
- n. a disease of poultry
Short for pippin.
Possibly from pip3.
Variant of peep1 and peep2.
Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch, phlegm, pip, from Medieval Latin *pippīta, alteration of Latin pītuīta.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch pip, from post-classical Latin pipita, from Latin pītuīta. (Wiktionary)
Abbreviation of percentage in point. (Wiktionary)
Apparently representing a shortened form of pippin. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above. (Wiktionary)