[ bip-ee ]
/ ˈbɪp i /
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noun, plural bip·pies.Slang.
an unspecified part of the anatomy (usually used in the phrase You bet your (sweet) bippy).
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Origin of bippy

Nonce word of uncertain origin
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What is a bippy?

A bippy is an unspecified part of the body, most commonly used in the phrase you bet your bippy.

Bippy is a nonsense word, meaning that it can mean practically anything and is usually used for comedic effect. Generally, bippy refers to any body part, and the term might be used to replace a vulgar term for a specific body part. By using bippy, you allow your audience to interpret which body part you might mean.

Example: You can bet your sweet bippy that there will be a test on this tomorrow!

Where does bippy come from?

The first records of the term bippy come from around the 1960s. It is American slang of unknown origin.

One of the first known uses of bippy comes from the American 1960s comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in the catch phrase you bet your sweet bippy. The phrase is said to have been used on the series as a way to get around network censorship. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was known for another popular catch phrase, “Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls,” also to get around censorship.  Funk & Wagnalls dictionaries were a popular series of dictionaries published at the time.

The phrase you bet your sweet bippy again became popular after the 2005 Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd n Eddy had a character use the phrase as part of a joke. Bippy and its accompanying phrase are still used infrequently on social media for comedic effect.

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What are some other forms related to bippy?

  • bippies (plural noun)

What are some words that often get used in discussing bippy?

How is bippy used in real life?

Bippy is almost always used for comedic purposes and is always used casually.


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True or False?

Bippy refers to a specific body part.