noun \ˈkip\

Definition of KIP

:  a bundle of undressed hides of young or small animals; also :  one of the hides

Origin of KIP

obsolete Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kip bundle of hides
First Known Use: circa 1525

Other Fur and Leather Terms

chamois, fell



Definition of KIP

:  bed <ready for the kip after this screwball day — K. M. Dodson>
chiefly British :  sleep, nap <roused the … family from their kip — Sylvia Margolis>

Origin of KIP

perhaps from Dan kippe cheap tavern
First Known Use: 1879


intransitive verb

Definition of KIP

:  sleep —sometimes used with down <kip down on a spare bed — Alice Glenday>

Examples of KIP

  1. Can I kip here tonight?
  2. <after a rigorous walk over the Devon moors, I needed to kip down a bit on the daybed>

First Known Use of KIP

circa 1889

Related to KIP

catnap, doze, drowse, nap [British], slumber, snooze



Definition of KIP

:  a unit of weight equal to 1000 pounds (454 kilograms) used to express deadweight load

Origin of KIP

kilo- + pound
First Known Use: 1914

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, pace, twain


noun \ˈkip, ˈgip\
plural kip or kips

Definition of KIP

the basic monetary unit of Laos — see money table

Origin of KIP

Lao kì:p, literally, ingot
First Known Use: 1955


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