used to express farewell

Word History


probably from pip-pip, imitating the sound of a horn

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pip-pip was in 1907

Dictionary Entries Near pip-pip

Cite this Entry

“Pip-pip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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