1 of 2

noun (1)

plural -s
: a coin with a square or lozenge-shaped flan
17th century 3-thaler klippes
a 16th century Swedish klippe ore


2 of 2

noun (2)

variants or klip
plural klippen
or klips
: an outlying isolated remnant of an overthrust rock mass owing its isolation to erosion : outlier

Word History


Noun (1)

German, from Swedish klippa to cut, shear, clip, from Old Norse

Noun (2)

German klippe cliff, crag, rock near the sea, from Middle High German, from Middle Low German; akin to Old English clif cliff

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near klippe

Cite this Entry

“Klippe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klippe. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?