Definitions for kipkɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the hide of a young or small beast.

  2. a bundle or set of such hides.

Origin of kip:

1325–75; ME kipp < MD, MLG kip pack (of hides); akin to ON kippa bundle


  1. a unit of weight equal to 1000 pounds (453.6 kg).

    Category: Weights and Measures

Origin of kip:

1910–15, Amer.; ki (lo ) +p (ound )2

kipkɪp(n.)(pl.)kip, kips.

  1. the basic monetary unit of Laos.

    Category: Numismatics

Origin of kip:

1950–55; < Lao kì:p currency unit, ingot

kip*kɪp(n.; v.)kipped, kip•ping.

  1. (n.)a place to sleep.

    Category: British

  2. sleep.

    Category: British

  3. (v.i.)to sleep.

    Category: British

* Chiefly Brit..

Origin of kip:

1760–70, in sense “brothel”; cf. Dan kippe dive, D kuf brothel, MLG kuffe, küffe, kiffe hovel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kip(noun)


    "roused him from his kip"

  2. kip(noun)

    the basic unit of money in Laos

  3. kip, upstart(verb)

    a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

  4. sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's(verb)

    be asleep


  1. Kip(ProperNoun)


  2. Origin: Unknown. Some senses maybe related to Kippe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kip(noun)

    the hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin


  1. Kip

    A kip is a non-SI unit of force. It equals 1000 pounds-force, used primarily by American architects and engineers to measure engineering loads. Although uncommon, it is occasionally also considered a unit of mass, equal to 1000 pounds, i.e., one half of a short ton. One use is as a unit of deadweight to compute shipping charges. 1 kip = 4448.2216 newtons = 4.4482216 kilonewtons The name comes from combining the words "kilo" and "pound"; it is occasionally called a kilopound. Its symbol is kip, or less frequently, klb. When it is necessary to clearly distinguish it as a unit of force rather than mass, it is sometimes called the kip-force. Note that the symbol kp usually stands for a different unit of force, the kilopond or kilogram-force. The kip is also the name of obsolete units of measure in Malaysia.

Anagrams of kip

  1. KPI

  2. PKI

Translations for kip

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a young bird, especially a young hen

She keeps chickens.

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