Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /kɪp/

Translation of kip in Spanish:


  • (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (sleep) (no plural/sin plural) to have a kip echarse un sueño or una siestecita or siestita [colloquial/familiar], apolillar un rato (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] let me get some kip déjame dormir un rato
    Example sentences
    • Though you've still been on the road for four or five hours to reach the ferry port, your time clock says you are ready for some kip, so you sleep like a baby, arriving before France really wakes up, refreshed and prepared for a long drive.
    • That's one way to get some kip on the plane, leave your child in an airport.
    • Lo and behold out of the surf popped a little critter, and he proceeded to waddle up the beach and then up the banking for a bit of kip.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)

Definition of kip in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cal
lime …
Cultural fact of the day

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.