Meaning of PIP in English

PIP

~ 1

■ noun a small, hard seed in a fruit.

Derivatives

~less adjective

Origin

C18: abbrev. of ~pin .

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~ 2

■ noun ( the ~s ) Brit. a series of short high-pitched sounds, used as a signal on the radio or within the telephone system.

Origin

1920s: imitative.

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~ 3

■ noun

1》 Brit. a star (1–3 according to rank) on the shoulder of an army officer's uniform.

2》 any of the spots on a playing card, dice, or domino.

3》 an image of an object on a radar screen.

Origin

C16 (orig. peep , in the sense 'spot'): of unknown origin.

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~ 4

■ noun a disease of poultry or other birds causing thick mucus in the throat and white scale on the tongue.

Phrases

give someone the ~ informal, dated make someone angry or depressed.

Origin

ME: from MDu. ~pe , prob. from an alt. of L. pituita 'slime'.

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~ 5

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped ) Brit. informal

1》 defeat by a small margin or at the last moment.

2》 dated hit or wound with a gun.

Phrases

~ someone at (or to ) the post defeat someone at the last moment.

Origin

C19: from ~ 1 or ~ 3 .

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~ 6

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped ) (of a young bird) crack (the shell of the egg) when hatching.

Origin

C19: perh. of imitative origin.

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