Meaning of PIP in English
■ noun a small, hard seed in a fruit.
C18: abbrev. of ~pin .
■ noun ( the ~s ) Brit. a series of short high-pitched sounds, used as a signal on the radio or within the telephone system.
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.
C16 (orig. peep , in the sense 'spot'): of unknown origin.
■ noun a disease of poultry or other birds causing thick mucus in the throat and white scale on the tongue.
give someone the ~ informal, dated make someone angry or depressed.
ME: from MDu. ~pe , prob. from an alt. of L. pituita 'slime'.
■ 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.
~ someone at (or to ) the post defeat someone at the last moment.
C19: from ~ 1 or ~ 3 .
■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped ) (of a young bird) crack (the shell of the egg) when hatching.
C19: perh. of imitative origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004