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pip

noun \ ˈpip \

Definition of pip

1 a :a disorder of a bird marked by formation of a scale or crust on the tongue
b :the scale or crust of this disorder
2 a :any of various human ailments; especially :a slight nonspecific disorder
b chiefly British :a feeling of irritation or annoyance

Origin and Etymology of pip

Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch (akin to Old High German pfiffīz), from Vulgar Latin *pipita, alteration of Latin pituita phlegm, pip; perhaps akin to Greek pitys pine — more at pine


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pip

verb

Definition of pip

pipped; pipping
intransitive verb
1 :1peep 1
2 :to break through the shell of the egg
  • the chick pipped
transitive verb
:to break open (the shell of an egg) in hatching

Origin and Etymology of pip

imitative


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pip

noun

Definition of pip

1 a :one of the dots used on dice and dominoes to indicate numerical value
b :spot 2c
2 a :spot, speck
b :1spike 6a; also :blip
3 :an individual rootstock of the lily of the valley
4 :a diamond-shaped insignia of rank worn by a second lieutenant, lieutenant, or captain in the British army

Origin and Etymology of pip

origin unknown


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pip

noun

Definition of pip

1 :a small fruit seed; especially :one of a several-seeded fleshy fruit
2 :one extraordinary of its kind

Origin and Etymology of pip

short for pippin


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pip

verb

Definition of pip

pipped; pipping
transitive verb
British
:to beat by a narrow margin

Origin and Etymology of pip

probably from pip to blackball, from 3pip or 4pip


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pip

noun

Definition of pip

chiefly British
:a short high-pitched tone

Origin and Etymology of pip

imitative


Medical Dictionary

pip

noun \ ˈpip \

medical Definition of pip

:the formation of a scale or crust on the tip and dorsal surface of the tongue of a bird often associated with respiratory diseases; also :the scale or crust itself


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