pip emma

[ pip em-uh ]
/ ˈpɪp ˈɛm ə /

adverb British.

in, on, or during the afternoon.

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Origin of pip emma

First recorded in 1910–15; phrase representing P.M., used by signalmen

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Example sentences from the Web for pip-emma

  • "Meet you at W Beach at ten pip-emma," cried I, now some distance away.

    Tell England|Ernest Raymond

British Dictionary definitions for pip-emma

pip-emma
/ (ˈpɪpˈɛmə) /

adverb

old-fashioned in the afternoon; p.mCompare ack-emma

Word Origin for pip-emma

World War I phonetic alphabet for P, M
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