[ blip ]
/ blɪp /


verb (used without object), blipped, blip·ping.

Informal. to move or proceed in short, irregular, jerking movements: The stock market has blipped one point higher this week.

verb (used with object), blipped, blip·ping.

Origin of blip

1890–95, for an earlier sense; sound symbolism, with p for brevity and abrupt end of the impulse; bl- perhaps from blink Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for blip

/ (blɪp) /


a repetitive sound, such as that produced by an electronic device, by dripping water, etc
Also called: pip the spot of light or a sharply peaked pulse on a radar screen indicating the position of an object
a temporary irregularity recorded in performance of something

verb blips, blipping or blipped

(intr) to produce such a noise

Word Origin for blip

C20: of imitative origin
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