Pip



[pip] /pɪp/

noun
1.
one of the spots on dice, playing cards, or dominoes.
2.
each of the small segments into which the surface of a pineapple is divided.
3.
Informal. metal insigne of rank on the shoulders of commissioned officers.
4.
Horticulture.

[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
Veterinary Pathology. a contagious disease of birds, especially poultry, characterized by the secretion of a thick mucus in the mouth and throat.
2.
Facetious. any minor or unspecified ailment in a person.
[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
a small seed, especially of a fleshy fruit, as an apple or orange.
2.
Also called pipperoo. Informal. someone or something wonderful:
Last night’s party was a pip.
[pip] /pɪp/
verb (used without object), pipped, pipping.
1.
to peep or chirp.
2.
(of a young bird) to break out from the shell.
verb (used with object), pipped, pipping.
3.
to crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a young bird.
[pip] /pɪp/
noun, Electronics.
1.
(def 1).
[pip] /pɪp/
verb (used with object), pipped, pipping. British Slang.
1.
to blackball.
2.
to defeat (an opponent).
3.
to shoot, especially to wound or kill by a gunshot.
[pip] /pɪp/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of .
/pɪp/
noun
1.
the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear
2.
any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple
3.
a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants
/pɪp/
noun
1.
a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp on radio
2.
a radar blip
3.

4.
(informal) Also called star. the emblem worn on the shoulder by junior officers in the British Army, indicating their rank
verb pips, pipping, pipped
5.
(of a young bird)

6.
(intransitive) to make a short high-pitched sound
/pɪp/
noun
1.
a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat
2.
(facetious, slang) a minor human ailment
3.
(Brit & Austral, NZ & South African, slang) a bad temper or depression (esp in the phrase give (someone) the pip)
4.
(NZ, informal) get the pip, have the pip, to sulk
verb pips, pipping, pipped
5.
(Brit, slang) to cause to be annoyed or depressed
/pɪp/
verb (transitive) (Brit, slang) pips, pipping, pipped
1.
to wound or kill, esp with a gun
2.
to defeat (a person), esp when his success seems certain (often in the phrase pip at the post)
3.
to blackball or ostracize
n.

“seed of an apple,” 1797, shortened form of pipin “seed of a fleshy fruit” (early 14c.), from Old French pepin (13c.), probably from a root *pipp-, expressing smallness (cf. Italian pippolo, Spanish pepita “seed, kernel”).

“disease of birds,” late 14c., probably from Middle Dutch pippe “mucus,” from West Germanic *pipit (cf. East Frisian pip, Middle High German pfipfiz, German Pips), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *pippita, unexplained alteration of Latin pituita “phlegm” (see pituitary).

“spot on a playing card, etc.” c.1600, peep, of unknown origin. Because of the original form, it is not considered as connected to pip (n.1). Related: Pips.

noun

A minor skin lesion, esp of teenagers: whiteheads, blackheads, goopheads, goobers, pips, acne trenches (1676+)

modifier

: a pipperoo flick

noun phrase

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger: His wildest dreams have to be pips ( first form 1912+, second 1942+, third 1897+)

[fr pippin, a prized kind of apple; the shift was probably fr peach as one kind of excellent fruit to pippin as another]
tool
Peripheral Interchange Program.
A program on CP/M, RSX-11, RSTS/E, TOPS-10, and OS/8 (derived from a utility on the PDP-6) that was used for file copying (and in OS/8 and RT-11 for just about every other file operation you might want to do). It is said that when the program was written, during the development of the PDP-6 in 1963, it was called ATLATL (“Anything, Lord, to Anything, Lord”; this played on the Nahuatl word “atlatl” for a spear-thrower, with connotations of utility and primitivity that were no doubt quite intentional).
See also BLT, dd, cat.
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-28)
1.
picture [with]in picture
2.
program implementation plan
3.
proximal interphalangeal [joint]

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