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kip1

[kip]
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noun
  1. the hide of a young or small beast.
  2. a bundle or set of such hides.
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Origin of kip1

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

kip2

[kip]
noun
  1. a unit of weight equal to 1000 pound (453.6 kilograms).
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Origin of kip2

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

kip3

[kip]
noun
  1. a paper money and monetary unit of Laos, equal to 100 at. Abbreviation: K.
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Origin of kip3

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

kip4

[kip]Chiefly British
noun
  1. a place to sleep; bed.
  2. sleep.
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verb (used without object), kipped, kip·ping.
  1. to sleep or nap.
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Origin of kip4

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

kip5

[kip]
noun
  1. 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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. Also kick up. to perform a kip (often followed by up).
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Origin of kip5

1965–70; < German kippe edge, arm of a balance < Low German: point, edge < Latin cippus stake, post
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Examples from the Web for kips

Historical Examples

  • We kips on till us stops, same as the rest on em, an has a sleep in between.

    Life in a Railway Factory

    Alfred Williams

  • They are then packed in "kips" of thirty apiece, and put on the market.

  • The crime of the inhabitants of these impure "kips," was having spoken ill of Milady, their rival.

  • I visited three kips there, saw eighty-four new faces, and learned something about the wages of beggars in England.

  • After tanning, the kips are rounded usually into butts, shoulders and bellies, to which different finishes are given.

    Animal Proteins

    Hugh Garner Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for kips

kip1

noun
  1. British sleep or slumberto get some kip
  2. British a bed or lodging
  3. Irish a brothel
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verb kips, kipping or kipped (intr)
  1. British to sleep or take a nap
  2. British (foll by down) to prepare for sleep
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Word Origin

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

kip2

kipskin (ˈkɪpˌskɪn)

noun
  1. the hide of a young animal, esp a calf or lamb
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Word Origin

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

kip3

noun
  1. a unit of weight equal to one thousand pounds
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Word Origin

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

kip4

noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Laos, divided into 100 at
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Word Origin

from Thai

kip5

noun
  1. Australian a small board used to spin the coins in two-up
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Word Origin

C19: from kep
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