There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

pip1

Syllabification: pip

noun

1A small hard seed in a fruit.
More example sentences
  • Place the fruit, rind and pips in a large bowl and cover with cold water.
  • That explains why all the fruit has nasty pips in it.
  • Some foods, especially fruit skins and pips can swell in the gut causing blockages.
Synonyms
2 informal An excellent or very attractive person or thing.

Origin

late 18th century: abbreviation of pippin.

Derivatives

pipless

Pronunciation: /ˈpiplis/
adjective
More example sentences
  • They are preparing to sell pipless clementines.
  • Biologists developing the pipless fruit, in Australia and Japan, have identified a particular gene that causes plants to destroy the seeds in their own fruit.

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There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

pip2

Syllabification: pip

noun

1A small shape or symbol, in particular.
1.1Any of the spots on playing cards, dice, or dominoes.
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  • Each domino with 10 pips - - is worth 10 points to the side that wins it in their tricks.
  • They include a bizarre grand piano, not only reconstructed by Philip Webb but in addition decorated by Kate Faulkner with playing-card pips, mottoes and whorls of gilt gesso-work.
  • In both cases, the players who did not domino score the total of the pips on the tiles left in their hand.
1.2A single blossom of a clustered head of flowers.
1.3A diamond-shaped segment of the surface of a pineapple.
1.4An image of an object on a radar screen.
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  • In the HEADING-UPWARD display, the target pips are painted at their measured distances in direction relative to own ship's heading.
1.5British A star (1-3 according to rank) on the shoulder of an army officer’s uniform.
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  • The other man was solidly built, and dressed in a black uniform, two golden pips on each shoulder, and with his hands gloved in a similar black.
  • I did not even have time to get out of the door before a man in a white shirt full of shoulder pips and a stern look on his face appeared to warn me off taking action.
  • He was in full dress uniform, black with golden pips and a red beret.

Origin

late 16th century (originally peep, denoting each of the dots on playing cards, dice, and dominoes): of unknown origin.

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There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

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noun

(usually the pips) British
A short high-pitched sound used especially to indicate the time on the radio or to instruct a caller using a public telephone to insert more money.

Origin

early 20th century: imitative.

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There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

pip4

Syllabification: pip

noun

A disease of poultry or other birds causing thick mucus in the throat and white scale on the tongue.
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  • Rearing turkeys was no easy job even in small numbers and diseases such as pip and gape took their toll despite good care and attention.

Origin

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch pippe, probably from an alteration of Latin pituita 'slime'. In the late 15th century the word came to be applied humorously to unspecified human diseases, and later to ill humor.

Phrases

give someone the pip

informal dated Make someone angry or depressed.
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  • If somebody's giving you the pip - and that possibility's high - view them as yet another interesting deviation from the norm.
  • If this gives you the pip, think before you nip about the wisdom of people in glass houses not throwing stones.
  • Professionals who wrap themselves in national colours following success (usually only when someone throws it in their direction) gives me the pip.

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There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

pip5

Syllabification: pip

verb (pips, pipping, pipped)

[with object]
(Of a young bird) crack (the shell of the egg) when hatching.
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  • The first chicks will start to pip the shell as early as the 19th day of incubation.
  • Each pipped egg was measured and put in a portable heating unit at 37 deg C until it hatched

Origin

late 19th century: perhaps of imitative origin.

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There are 6 definitions of pip in English:

pip6

Syllabification: pip
British informal

verb (pips, pipping, pipped)

[with object] (usually be pipped)
1Defeat by a small margin or at the last moment: you were just pipped for the prize
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  • Shearer also picked up the goal of the season award for his volley against Everton and just pipped City's Darren Edmondson to the prize.
  • He didn't just pip the previous record, he's beaten it out of sight.
  • Brave Ranger 9/4 finished strongly to just pip Sallins Prince for second place by a head.
1.1 dated Hit or wound (someone) with a gunshot.

Origin

late 19th century: from pip1 or pip2.

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