kip

1
[kip]

noun

the hide of a young or small beast.
a bundle or set of such hides.

Origin of kip

1
1325–75; Middle English kipp < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kip pack (of hides); akin to Old Norse kippa bundle

kip

2
[kip]

noun

a unit of weight equal to 1000 pound (453.6 kilograms).

Origin of kip

2
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; ki(lo) + p(ound)2

kip

3
[kip]

noun

a paper money and monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 at. Abbreviation: K.

Origin of kip

3
First recorded in 1950–55, kip is from the Lao word kì:p currency unit, ingot

kip

4
[kip]Chiefly British

noun

a place to sleep; bed.
sleep.

verb (used without object), kipped, kip·ping.

to sleep or nap.

Origin of kip

4
1760–70, in sense “brothel”; compare Danish kippe hovel, dive, Dutch kuf dive, brothel, Middle Low German kuffe, küffe, kiffe hovel; perhaps ultimately expressive variants of the Germanic base of cove1

kip

5
[kip]

noun

Also called kip-up [kip-uhp] /ˈkɪpˌʌp/, kick-up. an acrobatic movement in which a person moves from a position lying on the back to a standing position with a vigorous swing of both legs coordinated with a launching push of the arms.

verb (used without object)

Also kick up. to perform a kip (often followed by up).

Origin of kip

5
1965–70; < German kippe edge, arm of a balance < Low German: point, edge < Latin cippus stake, post
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kip

1

noun

British sleep or slumberto get some kip
British a bed or lodging
Irish a brothel

verb kips, kipping or kipped (intr)

British to sleep or take a nap
British (foll by down) to prepare for sleep

Word Origin for kip

C18: of uncertain origin; apparently related to Danish kippe common alehouse

kip

2

kipskin (ˈkɪpˌskɪn)

noun

the hide of a young animal, esp a calf or lamb

Word Origin for kip

C16: from Middle Dutch kipp; related to Middle Low German kip, Old Norse kippa bundle

kip

3

noun

a unit of weight equal to one thousand pounds

Word Origin for kip

C20: from ki (lo) 1 + p (ound

kip

4

noun

the standard monetary unit of Laos, divided into 100 at

Word Origin for kip

from Thai

kip

5

noun

Australian a small board used to spin the coins in two-up

Word Origin for kip

C19: from kep
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