late Middle English: perhaps related to Middle Dutch kip, kijp 'bundle (of hides)'.
noun (plural same or kips)
- Wide fluctuations began in 1998, when the kip was valued at about 6,200 to the U.S. dollar.
- The value of the kip plummeted from around 800 to the dollar in 1997 to around 7,500 kip to the dollar today (it went over 10,000 at one point).
- All seven men were also ordered to pay 11 million kip each as compensation to the family of the victim, said the sources.
- ‘Lower design yield strengths of forty kips per square inch for reinforcement were used for the design of exterior exposed concrete elements to account for the effects of long-term corrosion,’ explains Youssef.
- The fact is that the most common aluminum structural alloy, 6061-T6, has a minimum yield strength of 35 kips per square inch, which is almost equal to that of A36 steel.
- 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.
- I think I heard Steven Frail saying there's a virus flooring a lot of the players. Eggert puked this morning and is in his kip!
- Usually when he arrived home with his ‘AA cronies’, as Mary called them, she'd be in her kip.
verb (kips, kipping, kipped)[no object] British Back to top
- I was back from Germany for a few weeks and was kipping for a couple of nights on the sofa in the place that my ex-housemates were now sharing with my ex-girlfriend (we're still friendly so it wasn't a problem).
- Now at this stage I was all for kipping on the floor of the family room, rather than leave my poor, unprotected wife in the hands of evil maternity ward goons.
- In Japanese style, we just piled into the room and kipped on the floor, no beds, no mats, no nothing.
mid 18th century (in the sense 'brothel'): perhaps related to Danish kippe 'hovel, tavern'.
Entry from British & World English dictionary
late 19th century: perhaps related to Irish cipin 'small stick, dibble'.