pipe down


piped down; piping down; pipes down

intransitive verb

: to stop talking or making noise

Example Sentences

if you don't pipe down, we're turning this car around and going straight home! Pipe down or I'll cancel recess!” the teacher commanded

Word History


pipe entry 2

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pipe down was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Pipe down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipe%20down. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

pipe down

: to stop talking or making noise
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