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kip

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noun \ˈkip\

Definition of kip

  1. 1 :  bed ready for the kip after this screwball day — K. M. Dodson

  2. 2 chiefly British :  sleep, nap roused the … family from their kip — Sylvia Margolis

Origin and Etymology of kip

perhaps from Danish kippe cheap tavern

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kip

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verb \ˈkip\

Definition of kip

kipped

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kipping

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  sleep —sometimes used with down kip down on a spare bed — Alice Glenday

First Known Use of kip

circa 1889


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kip

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noun \ˈkip, ˈgip\

Definition of kip

plural

kip

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kips

  1. the basic monetary unit of Laos — see money table

Examples of kip in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of kip

Lao kì:p, literally, ingot


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kip

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noun \ˈkip\

Definition of kip

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

Origin and Etymology of kip

kilo- + pound

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noun \ˈkip\

Definition of kip

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

Origin and Etymology of kip

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


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