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Definition of kip

 (Entry 1 of 5)

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

kip

verb
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kipped; kipping

Definition of kip (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

British
: sleep sometimes used with downkip down on a spare bed— Alice Glenday
\ ˈkip How to pronounce kip (audio) , ˈgip \
plural kip or kips

Definition of kip (Entry 3 of 5)

the basic monetary unit of Laos — see Money Table
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Definition of kip (Entry 4 of 5)

: a unit of weight equal to 1000 pounds (454 kilograms) used to express deadweight load
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Definition of kip (Entry 5 of 5)

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

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Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of kip in a Sentence

Verb Can I kip here tonight? after a rigorous walk over the Devon moors, I needed to kip down a bit on the daybed

First Known Use of kip

Noun (1)

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1955, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kip

Noun (1)

perhaps from Danish kippe cheap tavern

Noun (2)

Lao kì:p, literally, ingot

Noun (3)

kilo- + pound

Noun (4)

obsolete Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kip bundle of hides

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The first known use of kip was circa 1525

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“Kip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kip. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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