- a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of a plane, submarine, or other object.
- (loosely) any small spot of light on a display screen.
verb (used without object), blipped, blip·ping.
verb (used with object), blipped, blip·ping.
Origin of blip
Examples from the Web for blip
The next day, Gawker, InTouch, and other U.S. outlets picked up the story, but the Cosby story was still only a blip on Twitter.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was the increased Latino support for Republicans a blip or trend line?Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can anyone show the “blip” where PEDs are supposed to have helped Alex Rodriguez?
The early scandal, but really it was a blip of gossip with half-hearted twangs, was that Sonja had a younger beau.Betrayal, Blowjobs, and Bitchery: the 'Real Housewives' Get Really Desperate|Tim Teeman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The passenger-rail behemoth sucks up more taxpayer dollars than ever, and its ridership gains are merely a blip.Amtrak Is a Tax-Sucking Behemoth That Deserves to Die|Jim Epstein|November 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He watched the blip which was the captured ship as it seemed to hesitate a very, very long time.
Suddenly the attacking ship slowed and Strong could see the blip turn in a wide-sweeping curve.On the Trail of the Space Pirates|Carey Rockwell
There was the blip of the leading ship, the "point" of the formation.
When we find it, the blip on the scope will stand out very plainly.
Here and there a blip, a clear horizontal line, thrust out both ways from the center.
British Dictionary definitions for blip
verb blips, blipping or blipped
Word Origin for blip
Word Origin and History for blip
1894, in reference to a kind of popping sound, of echoic origin. Radar screen sense is from 1945. As a verb from 1924. Related: Blipped; blipping.