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pip emma

[pip em-uh]
adverb British.
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • "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


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

World War I phonetic alphabet for P, M
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