Definition of pippin in English:


Syllabification: pip·pin
Pronunciation: /ˈpipin


1A red and yellow dessert apple.
More example sentences
  • Henry VIII's gardener, Richard Harris, had an orchard in Teynham producing cherries, pears, and pippins (eating apples), said to have been ‘the chief mother for all the other orchards of those kind of fruits’.
  • On the nose vibrant crisp cox's pippins are heartened by biscuity aromas.
  • Grandfather sold the russets and the codlings and the pippins from his orchard, and those he didn't sell he stored in his pristine white-washed cellar, where huge black hams and sides of bacon were hanging from black hooks.
1.1An apple grown from seed.
1.2 informal , chiefly North American An excellent person or thing.
More example sentences
  • Halfway through a discussion on mediation, David Michael brings out the Parable of the Oranges, and it's a pippin of a parable.
  • But she's a pippin as sure as you're born.


Middle English: from Old French pepin, of unknown ultimate origin.

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