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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. one of the spots on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.

    Category: Games

  2. each of the small segments into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.

  3. a metal insignia of rank worn on the shoulders of junior officers in the British army.

    Category: Military

  4. an individual rootstock of a plant, esp. of the lily of the valley.

    Category: Botany

Origin of pip:

1590–1600; earlier peep; orig. uncert.


  1. a contagious disease of birds, esp. poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  2. Facetious. any minor or unspecified ailment in a person.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of pip:

1375–1425; late ME pippe < MD < VL *pipita, for L pītuīta phlegm, pip


  1. a small seed, esp. of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.

    Category: Botany

  2. Informal. someone or something wonderful or amazing.

    Category: Informal

Origin of pip:

1590–1600; short for pippin

pippɪp(v.)pipped, pip•ping.

  1. (v.i.)to peep or chirp.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. (of a hatching bird) to break out from the shell.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Ornithology

  3. (v.t.)to crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a hatching bird.

    Category: Animal Behavior, Ornithology

Origin of pip:

1650–60; var. of peep2


  1. Category: Electronics

    Ref: blip (def. 1) 1

Origin of pip:

1940–45; imit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pip(noun)

    a disease of poultry

  2. pip(noun)

    a minor nonspecific ailment

  3. pip(noun)

    a small hard seed found in some fruits

  4. spot, pip(noun)

    a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

  5. blip, pip, radar target(verb)

    a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

  6. shoot, pip(verb)

    kill by firing a missile

  7. shoot, hit, pip(verb)

    hit with a missile from a weapon

  8. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(verb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pip(noun)ɪp

    the seed of a fruit


  1. pip(Noun)

    The smallest price increment between two currencies in foreign exchange (forex) trading.

  2. Pip(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.

  3. Origin: Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 2, above.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pip(noun)

    a contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a "scale" on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them

  2. Pip(noun)

    a seed, as of an apple or orange

  3. Pip(noun)

    one of the conventional figures or "spots" on playing cards, dominoes, etc

  4. Pip(verb)

    to cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep


  1. Pip

    "Pip" is the fourteenth episode of the fourth season of the animated television series South Park, and the 62nd episode of the series overall. It first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on November 29, 2000. The episode is a parody and comedic retelling of the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, and stars the South Park character Pip, who assumes the role of Pip, the protagonist of the novel, who is his namesake. "Pip" features no other regular characters from the show. The story is narrated in a live action parody of the anthology television series Masterpiece Theatre, with the narrator played by Malcolm McDowell. Pip as a character was established to originate from the Dickens novel early on in the series, and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone had the idea of retelling Great Expectations with the character for a long time. "Pip" has a unique design and animation compared to other episodes. To achieve this look, a lot of assets had to be built from scratch. This was a demanding task for the South Park studios at the time, and production of the episode was stretched out across several months. The concept of the episode changed significantly during this time; for example, the original plan was for the episode to be a musical.

Editors Contribution

  1. pip

    performance improvement proposal

Anagrams of PIP

  1. PPI

Translations for PIP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a seed of a fruit

an orange/apple pip.

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