pip


1pip

noun \ˈpip\

Definition of PIP

1
a :  a disorder of a bird marked by formation of a scale or crust on the tongue
b :  the scale or crust of this disorder
2
a :  any of various human ailments; especially :  a slight nonspecific disorder
b chiefly British :  a feeling of irritation or annoyance

Origin of PIP

Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch (akin to Old High German pfiffīz), from Vulgar Latin *pipita, alteration of Latin pituita phlegm, pip; perhaps akin to Greek pitys pine — more at pine
First Known Use: 15th century

2pip

verb
pippedpip·ping

Definition of PIP

intransitive verb
1
:  1peep 1
2
:  to break through the shell of the egg <the chick pipped>
transitive verb
:  to break open (the shell of an egg) in hatching

Origin of PIP

imitative
First Known Use: 1598

3pip

noun

Definition of PIP

1
a :  one of the dots used on dice and dominoes to indicate numerical value
b :  spot 2c
2
a :  spot, speck
b :  1spike 6a; also :  blip
3
:  an individual rootstock of the lily of the valley
4
:  a diamond-shaped insignia of rank worn by a second lieutenant, lieutenant, or captain in the British army

Origin of PIP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1604

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

4pip

noun

Definition of PIP

1
:  a small fruit seed; especially :  one of a several-seeded fleshy fruit
2
:  one extraordinary of its kind

Origin of PIP

short for pippin
First Known Use: 1797

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

5pip

verb
pippedpip·ping

Definition of PIP

transitive verb
British
:  to beat by a narrow margin

Origin of PIP

probably from pip to blackball, from 3pip or 4pip
First Known Use: 1880

6pip

noun

Definition of PIP

chiefly British
:  a short high-pitched tone

Origin of PIP

imitative
First Known Use: 1907

pip

noun \ˈpip\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PIP

: the formation of a scale or crust on the tip and dorsal surface of the tongue of a bird often associated with respiratory diseases; also : the scale or crust itself

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