- to peep or chirp.
- (of a young bird) to break out from the shell.
- to crack or chip a hole through (the shell), as a young bird.
Origin of pip4
- to blackball.
- to defeat (an opponent).
- to shoot, especially to wound or kill by a gunshot.
Origin of pip6
Examples from the Web for pipped
It's about there we shall probably get pipped on the post, brother of mine.With Haig on the Somme
D. H. Parry
And as she went, the paralysis which had pipped Archie released its hold.Indiscretions of Archie
P. G. Wodehouse
Seemed to think that because a fellow had been pipped once he was helpless for evermore.The Disturbing Charm
There are two young birds and one little speckled egg, just pipped.Wake-Robin
There are two young birds and one little speckled egg just pipped.In the Catskills</p>
- the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear
- any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple
- a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants
- a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp on radio
- a radar blip
- a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card
- any of the spots on dice or dominoes
- Also called: star informal the emblem worn on the shoulder by junior officers in the British Army, indicating their rank
- (of a young bird)
- (intr)to chirp; peep
- to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching
- (intr) to make a short high-pitched sound
- a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat
- facetious, slang a minor human ailment
- British, Australian, NZ and Southern African slang a bad temper or depression (esp in the phrase give (someone) the pip)
- get the pip or have the pip NZ informal to sulk
- British slang to cause to be annoyed or depressed
- to wound or kill, esp with a gun
- to defeat (a person), esp when his success seems certain (often in the phrase pip at the post)
- to blackball or ostracize
Word Origin and History for pipped
"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.