Dictionary.com

kip

1
[ kip ]
/ kɪp /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: kip / kipped / kipping on Thesaurus.com

noun
the hide of a young or small beast.
a bundle or set of such hides.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of kip

1
First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English kipp, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kip “pack (of hides)”; akin to Old Norse kippa “bundle”

Other definitions for kip (2 of 5)

kip2
[ kip ]
/ kɪp /

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

Origin of kip

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

Other definitions for kip (3 of 5)

kip3
[ kip ]
/ kɪp /

noun, plural kip or kips.
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

Other definitions for kip (4 of 5)

kip4
[ kip ]
/ kɪp /
Chiefly British

noun
verb (used without object), kipped, kip·ping.
to sleep or nap.

Origin of kip

4
First recorded in 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

Other definitions for kip (5 of 5)

kip5
[ kip ]
/ kɪp /

noun
Also called kip-up [kip-uhp], /ˈkɪpˌʌp/, kick-up [kik-uhp] /ˈkɪkˌʌp/ . 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
First recorded in 1965–70; from German kippe “edge, arm of a balance,” from Low German: “point, edge,” from Latin cippus “stake, post”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use kip in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for kip (1 of 5)

kip1
/ (kɪp) slang /

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

British Dictionary definitions for kip (2 of 5)

kip2

kipskin (ˈkɪpˌskɪn)

/ (kɪp) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for kip (3 of 5)

kip3
/ (kɪp) /

noun
a unit of weight equal to one thousand pounds

Word Origin for kip

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

British Dictionary definitions for kip (4 of 5)

kip4
/ (kɪp) /

noun
the standard monetary unit of Laos, divided into 100 at

Word Origin for kip

from Thai

British Dictionary definitions for kip (5 of 5)

kip5
/ (kɪp) /

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

Word Origin for kip

C19: from kep
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK