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pip emma

[pip em-uh] /ˈpɪp ˈɛm ə/
adverb, British.
1.
in, on, or during the afternoon.
Origin of pip emma
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; phrase representing P.M., used by signalmen
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  • "Meet you at W Beach at ten pip-emma," cried I, now some distance away.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for pip-emma

pip-emma

/ˈpɪpˈɛmə/
adverb
1.
(old-fashioned) in the afternoon; p.m Compare ack-emma
Word Origin
World War I phonetic alphabet for P, M
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